The Transposed Heads: A Legend of India
Vintage Books, 1959 - 115 Seiten
"The story of Sita of the beautiful hips ... and of her two husbands" is a tale of sexual desire and marital responsibility, set in India.--p. .
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As for Shridaman's sire, Bhavabhuti by name, he traced his line on the male side
from a Brahman stock versed in the Vedas, which Garga and his son were far
from doing. Still, they were no Sudras, and although somewhat goat-nosed, were
Bhavabhuti, the vanija of Brahman stock, was rejoiced at the communication
which his son's friend made to him. Sumantra, the cow-breeder, of warrior blood,
was not displeased by the proposals, accompanied by considerable presents.
Yet it was the headpiece of the descendant of Brahmans that she kissed in
gratitude — the most highly favoured woman in all the world, for she possessed a
husband who, so to speak, consisted of nothing but principal features.
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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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