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Siddhartha An Indian Tale

By: Hermann Hesse
Published By: Double9 Books
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Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha: An Indian Novel, published in 1922, is about a man named Siddhartha's spiritual quest of self-discovery during the time of the Gautama Buddha. It was Hesse's ninth book and was written in a straightforward, lyrical style in German. It was released in the United States in 1951, and it gained popularity in the 1960s. Hesse wrote it as a tribute to Wilhelm Gundert, his cousin, and to Romain Rolland in the first section. The Sanskrit words Siddha (achieved) and artha (what was sought after), which make up the name Siddhartha, collectively mean "he who has found meaning (of existence)" or "he who has achieved his objectives. Actually, the Buddha was known as Siddhartha Gautama when he was the prince of Kapilavastu. The story takes place in the historic kingdom of Kapilavastu in Nepal. Siddhartha makes the decision to forsake his house in the pursuit of enlightenment through asceticism as an animal roaming beggar. Together with his best friend Govinda, Siddhartha abstains from food, abandons his home, gives up all of his possessions, and engages in prolonged meditation before seeking out and speaking with Gautama, the renowned Buddha or Enlightened One.

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Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse (July 2, 1877-Aug. 9, 1962). He was a German writer and poet. He left his seminary due to his failure to adjust to life there. His first book was by Peter Camenzind in 1904. It was continued by Beneath the Wheel in 1906, Gertrud in 1910, and Rosshalde in 1914. His other works describe the person's search for spiritual fulfillment, frequently through mysticism. which brought him a lot of success His interest in Siddhartha (1922), about the early life of Buddha, reflects his interest in Eastern spiritualism. Steppenwolf, in 1927, looks at the conflict between acceptance and spiritual self-realization. Narcissus and Goldmund in 1930 and The Glass Bead Game in 1943, which was published as Magister Ludi, later he won the Nobel prize in 1946 for literature. His mysticism and his interest in self-acknowledgment kept him famous long after his death.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 107 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935727605X
  • ISBN-13: 9789357276054
  • Item Weight: 128.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 6.33 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Fiction / Classics, Philosophy / Buddhist