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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"And in what way then do I in my turn hurt you?" Shridaman asked. "Because you
have read the Vedas and learned about the nature of being," replied Nanda, "but
even so you are more easily blinded by Samsara than people who have not.
The Brahmans, with their knowledge of the Vedas, may pay their homage with
endless repetitions. As for us, we will sacrifice to the cows and mountains and
forest meadows because they are our true and proper deities. And it seems to us
In fact, she could not have been chosen as the swinging maiden if she had been
betrothed. No, Sita was free, she was in the market; and with Shridaman's good
caste, his family connections and his conversance with the Vedas, it only needed
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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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