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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"Probably he is attracted by my good mustard oil. Or it might be he has orders
from his protector the elephant-rider, lord of the thunderbolt, the great god, to
torment us as punishment — you know already why." "That should not affect you,"
I could not understand how I saw him, on the day of my swinging, and smelt the
mustard oil on his skin, and remained asleep and untouched. For now he was
like the prince Gandharva Citraratha in his unearthly charm, like the love-god in
Again, he did not follow Nanda's practice of anointing his skin with mustard oil.
His head could not tolerate this odour on his own person; he stopped using the
oil and that was rather disappointing to Sita. Another slight disappointment was
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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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