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
The son of Garga soothed him by promising this; but found it more pertinent to
discuss in detail all the steps leading up to the happy consummation. Shridaman
was to retire entirely and await the issue; Nanda for his part had first to open the ...
He who on narrow, light- complexioned shoulders bore the simple head of
Garga's son knew himself to be Nanda. And equally the other, with the head of
the grandson of Brah- mans on top of a broad, bronze-coloured frame, knew and
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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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