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 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 that is what we
had done before Indra came, who preceded the Coming One, and burst the
T , , , , 5 % on their «3 mountain rites, tor I had great rear and reveNs-are<| m for
Indra, who broke the strongholds of the blaci.^j ^ and I do not hold with reviving
things that nobody/ ariy longer rightly knows. But you spoke and ^ uttered pure ...
... and it will no longer be wrong or unfitting for me to speak in favour of
simplification and cast my vote under the tree for the procession of cows round
the mountain Bright Peak instead of for the Brahmanical rites, for it has become
quite right ...
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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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