by Hermann Hesse
A novel of spiritual genre originally written in German by Herman Hesse in a poetical style. This novel narrates the spiritual journey of a Brahmin from a gifted child to attaining self-discovery. Originally written in the year 1922 , this novel was translated and published in the United states in 1951 and influenced the readers of 1960s.
Siddhartha is a novel which narrates the spiritual journey of an Indian Brahmin who lived in the Buddha era. Accompanied by his friend Govinda, he quits personal possessions and become a part of Samanas. Though inspired by the teachings of Buddha, unlike his friend, he believes the spiritual illumination has to be sought by an individual and cannot be taught by anyone else.
Siddhartha meets Kamala and fall in love with her. Kamala accepts to marry him, only if he becomes wealthy. To marry Kamala, he becomes a business man and marries her and leads a luxurious lifestyle. At one point of time, he realizes and moves away from his family life. He goes back to the river and continues his previous life style and eventually in the deathbed.
His wife Kamala learns about him and goes to river to meet his husband. Unfortunately she is bitten by a snake and eventually dies.
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Pag count (8.5x11) (107)
Word count (40,022)