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His work as a smith had made powerful his arms; that as a shepherd had been
further an advantage, for he had a well set-up body, which he loved to rub with
mustard oil and drape with gold ornaments and chains of wild flowers. There was
Probably he is attracted by my good mustard oil. Or it might be he has orders from
his protector the elephant-rider, lord of the thunderbolt, the great god, to torment
us as punishment — you know already why." "That should not affect you," ...
Again, he did not follow Nanda's practice of anointing his skin with mustard oil.
His head could not tolerate this odour on his own person; he stopped using the
oil and that was rather disappointing to Sita. Another slight disappointment was
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - polutropos - LibraryThing
Few pages, leaving the reader with much to think about. What is attraction? What is beauty? What is the role of love and lust in a relationship? What is, ultimately, morality? Written with a light, humorous touch, the book is unforgettable. Vollständige Rezension lesen
LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - fieldnotes - LibraryThing
This folkloric, Hindu-light treatment of desire, loyalty and identity lacks the craft, gravity and heft of other Thomas Mann novels. His few prose outbursts in description of beauty or deity seem ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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