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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7 • The story of Sita of the beautiful hips, daughter of the cattle-breeder Sumantra
of the warrior caste, and of her two ... Their homes were in the temple village
called Welfare of Cows, which had been settled in time past on a sign from the
feeling, for even when I gave my voice under the tree for Indra, I was afraid he
might not bother himself about such small matters and would just make all of us
generally responsible for being done out of his feast at Welfare of Cows. Then it ...
Nanda in homely but convincing words sang the praises of his friend in the house
of the wooing. Not less auspicious was the return visit of Sita's parents to Welfare
of Cows, to convince themselves of the suitor's good faith. In such exchanges ...
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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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