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An Incarnation of the Snow
by F.W. Bain
This translation of an original Sanskrit script in the Vedic / Sanskrit religion-philosophic tradition tells the tale of Lord Shiwa - Uma or Parvati - snowy Himalayas' daughter. Examined within is the true politics of gender.
Hardcover, 85 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Watkins Publishing
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This mythological tale is set in the sacred mountains of India where it is said that "the great God dwells." It is suggested that all Hindu literature is nothing more than" a long hymn to the moon." where all that happens appears to take place in a "strange holy twilight" that cannot be translated from the Sanskrit to any other language in other than a paraphrased form.
I mention this because the reader is well advised to drop any attempt to understand our tale in a rational linear way. To do so ...more
Jan 02, 2013 Mel rated it it was amazing
Friday while Bill and I were book shopping I noticed three bindings that looked familiar and sure enough found three more of F.W. Bain's translations of Indian stories. This one is undoubtably my favourite so far. I sat and read it in one go and it was very lovely. Even the preface was beautiful, talking about the romance of the moon. The story was told in a very lovely style. A swan relating how he'd been cursed to a goddess, the tragedy of his former life. It was done very much in the style of ...more