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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When her time was come, Sita bore to Shrida- man the fruit of her womb, a little
boy, to whom they gave the name of Samadhi, which means "collection." They
waved a cow's tail above the newborn to ward off evil, and put cow-dung on his ...
But the years in which Samadhi-Andhaka developed into loveliness at his
mother's breast and in his hammock cradle were just the ones during which the
changes slowly took place in Shridaman's head and limbs, turning his whole
person so ...
Their funeral, because of the religious ceremonial of suttee combined with it,
became a great festival. Thousands gathered on the place of burning to watch
the little Samadhi, called Andhaka. As next of kin male he brought his near-
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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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