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He had scorned to live only on gifts from pious respecters of his knowledge of the
Vedas, perhaps he had not been content with these; for he had opened up a
good business in mull, silk and calico, camphor and sandalwood. And his son in
Nanda's strong arms did yeoman service here too; while the priest of Brahma
stood by and recited texts. So came on the day when Sita the fine-limbed, her
body anointed with sandalwood, camphor, and coconut oils, adorned with
As next of kin male he brought his near-sighted gaze to bear and laid the torch to
the pyre built of mango and sweet-smelling knots of sandalwood, the interstices
filled with dry straw soaked in melted butter that it might catch quickly. Within the ...
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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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