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This allegorical novel, set in sixth-century India around the time of the Buddha, follows a young man on his search for enlightenment. Here the spirituality of the East and the West have met in a novel that enfigures deep human wisdom with a rich and colorful imagination.Written in a prose of almost biblical simplicity and beauty, it is the story of a soul`s long quest in search of the ultimate answer to the enigma of man`s role on this earth. As a youth, the young Indian Siddhartha meets the Buddha but cannot be content with a disciple`s role: he must work out his own destiny and solve his own doubt-a tortuous road that carries him through the sensuality of a love affair and riches, the heartache of a struggle with his own son, to final renunciation and self-knowledge. The name Siddhartha is one often given to the Buddha himself-perhaps a clue to Hesse`s aims in contrasting the traditional legendary figure with his own conception, as a European (Hesse was Swiss), of a spiritual explorer. Special Features: The book Siddhartha , by Hermann Hesse, is a short fairy tale version of ... It shows how Siddhartha is struck by lust and greed and leaves his family for ... Read full review

Subject Religion
Selling Rights Inside India only
Packing Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN 9788190716130
Author Hermann Hesse
Publisher Pigeon Books
Language English
Book Format Paper Back

Categories: Religion & Spirituality

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