The Serpent and the Rope

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Pantheon Books, 1963 - Culture conflict - 407 pages
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About the marriage of Rama, a young Brahmin doing graduate work in France, to Madeleine, an ethereal French college teacher, some six years his senior. In her eagerness to attain Eastern wisdom, Madeleine first casts her husband in the role of guru. Later, as her "saintliness" (or madness) progresses, she transcends the need for human companionship, leaving Rama free to pursue his own search for self-awareness.

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User Review  - Lydia - Goodreads

Indulging piece of work, altho all that intellectual wankery couldn't save a holy benares of his own personal life. Read full review

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An overdose of the Vedanta and glorification of the past. Found it difficult to digest it and above all it was boring! Read full review


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