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The Seduction of Shiva: Tales of Life and Love

The Seduction of Shiva: Tales of Life and Love


The god Shiva is completely seduced via Mohini, the enthralling lady shape assumed via the god Vishnu in the course of the churning of the sea for nectar. A barber employs wit and wile and rumours of witchcraft to win his spouse again from the lustful attentions in their king. The celestial nymph Urvashi curses the Pandava prince Arjuna whilst he rejects her sexual advances. a girl stuck in adultery befools her elders with a spiritual ritual. a guy with a unpleasant lacking spouse insists however that she be recovered by means of his ruler who has an analogous challenge.

sophisticated, colloquial, romantic, cynical, satirical by way of turns, those tales of erotic love, elegantly translated from the Sanskrit classics, make a sustained argument for the secular ends of lifetime of hope tempered with discrimination and enjoyment with restraint.

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