Manimekhalai: The Dancer with the Magic Bowl

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New Directions Publishing, 1989 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Never before translated into English, the Manimekhalai is one of the great classics of Indian culture. It is the story of a beautiful young dancer who decides to forego her looming career as a courtesan in order to dedicate her life (with the aid of gods, demigods, and a magic bowl called the Cow of Abundance) to charity and to attaining the 'bright light of knowledge.'
 

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the cover reveals half the theme of the book... well written

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Alain Daniélou was an Indian historian, intellectual, musicologist, and a noted western convert to and expert of Shaivite Hinduism.

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