Knulp is an amiable vagabond who wanders from town to town, staying with friends who feed and shelter him. Consistently refusing to tie himself down to any trade, place, or person, he even deserts the companion who might be considered Hermann Hesse himself the summer they go tramping together.
Knulp's exile is blissful, gentle, self-absorbed. But hidden beneath the light surface of these "Tales from the Life of Knulp" is the conscience of an artist who suspects that his liberation is worthless, even immoral. As he lies dying in a snowstorm, Knulp has an interview with God in which he reproaches himself for his wasted life. But it is revealed to Knulp that the whole purpose of his life has been to bring "a little homseickness for freedom" into the lives of ordinary men.
অসমীয়া আৰু ইংৰাজী দ্বিভাষিক সংস্কৰণ
An Assamese translation by Jayanta B Sarma of The Project Gutenberg English Translation of E-Book of Siddhartha.
নোবেল বঁটা বিজয়ী জাৰ্মান সাহিত্যিক হাৰ্মন হেছেৰ ‘সিদ্ধাৰ্থ' ভগৱান বুদ্ধৰ সমসাময়িক ভাৰতবৰ্ষৰ পটভূমিত ৰচিত এজন ব্ৰাহ্মণ পুত্ৰৰ আত্মানুসন্ধানৰ ৰোমাঞ্চকৰ আৰু সংঘৰ্ষভৰা কাহিনী।
"ব্ৰিটেইন-প্ৰৱাসী অসমীয়া ডাক্তৰ জয়ন্ত বিশ্ব শৰ্মা মোৰ বিশেষ স্নেহভাজন মুষ্টিমেয় কেইজনমান মানুহৰ ভিতৰত অন্যতম। ... তেওঁৰ অধ্যয়নশীলতা আৰু ৰচনা-নৈপুণ্যৰ প্ৰমাণ পাই মই তেওঁক লিখিবলৈকো উদগনি দিছিলোঁ। তেওঁ লিখা কেইবাটাও মূল্যৱান প্ৰবন্ধ ইতিমধ্যে মোৰ দ্বাৰা সম্পাদিত ‘আমাৰ অসম'ত প্ৰকাশিত হৈছে আৰু তেওঁৰ চিন্তাধাৰাৰ লগত অসমীয়া পাঠক পৰিচিত হৈছে। তেওঁৰ শেহতীয়া সাহিত্য-কৰ্ম হ'ল বিশ্ববিখ্যাত জাৰ্মান লেখক হাৰ্মন হেছেৰ ‘সিদ্ধাৰ্থ' নামৰ উপন্যাসৰ অসমীয়া অনুবাদ। ...‘সিদ্ধাৰ্থ' পঢ়িবলৈ আৰম্ভ কৰাৰ আগতে পাঠকে H. Beermann নামৰ এজন পণ্ডিতে লিখা এই বাক্যকেইটা মনত ৰাখিব পাৰে- Hermann Hesse always believed, together with the eminent Dr. Radhakrishnan... that this world can only survive if “we strive for a philosophy which will combine the best of European humanisn and Asiatic religion, a philosophy profounder and more loving than either, endowed with greater spiritual and ethical force, which will conquer the hearts of men and compel people to acknowledge its sway."- হোমেন বৰগোহাঞি
"পৃথিৱীৰ প্ৰায় সকলো উন্নত ভাষালৈ অনূদিতউপন্যাসখন অসমীয়া ভাষালৈ ৰূপান্তৰ কৰি ডাঃ জয়ন্ত বিশ্ব শৰ্মাই অসমীয়া ভাষা-সাহিত্যক চহকী কৰাৰ উপৰি অসমীয়া পাঠকৰ প্ৰভূত কল্যাণ সাধন কৰিছে। মূলৰপৰা আঁতৰি নগৈও তেওঁ উপন্যাখনক মূলৰ দৰে সুখপাঠ্য কৰি তুলিছে। গ্ৰন্থখনৰ মূল সুৰটো অনুধাৱন কৰি ডাঃ শৰ্মাই এই ‘ক্লাছিক' পৰ্যায়ৰ অনুবাদ গ্ৰন্থখন সম্ভৱ কৰি তুলিছে। ডাঃ শৰ্মাৰ ভাষা প্ৰাঞ্জল, স্বচ্ছন্দ, প্ৰবাহী আৰু সাৱলীল। তেওঁৰ ৰচনাৰীতি বৰ্ণময় আৰু প্ৰকাশিকা শক্তিসম্পন্ন। এই পঢ়ি ভাল লগা অনুবাদ গ্ৰন্থখনে পাঠকৰ মনোৰঞ্জন কৰাটো সুনিশ্চিত। গ্ৰন্থখনত লেখকৰ বিষয়ে এটি সুন্দৰ আলেখ্য দাঙি ধৰাৰ বাহিৰেও ‘ঐতিহাসিক পটভূমি আৰু উল্লিখিত ধাৰণাৰ চমু ব্যাখ্যা' এটি সংযোজিত কৰাত গ্ৰন্থখনৰ মূল্য বাঢ়িছে।" - উপেন্দ্ৰ নাথ শৰ্মা
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H is for Hesse. A young Brahmin named Siddhartha searches for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, from the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan, and of wealth and fame, to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, Herman Hesse’s strangely simple Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling moral allegory the troubled twentieth century ever produced.
Herman Hesse's Siddhartha tells the story of a young Brahimin's search for reality after a meeting with the Buddha. This strange and simple story has resonated with millions of readers looking for enlightenment and a blend of Eastern mysticism and Western psychology.
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Generations of readers have recognized the impassioned cry that introduces the young narrator of Demian, and embraced this tale of a troubled young man's struggle toward self-awareness. Initially published in Berlin in 1919, the novel met with instant critical acclaim, as well as great popular success among people seeking answers amid the devastating aftermath of World War I.
A brilliant psychological portrait of an individual's departure from social conventions in the search for spiritual fulfillment, Demian encompasses many of the themes associated with Hermann Hesse, its Noble Prize–winning author, particularly the duality of human nature and the quest for inner peace.
Considered an important work in the evolution of 20th-century European literature, this perceptive coming-of-age novel enjoys a particular resonance with young adults, a fact that has made Demian a perennial favorite in schools and colleges all over the world. This inexpensive edition, featuring an excellent new English translation, is sure to be welcomed by teachers and students, and by the legions of confirmed Hesse fans.
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A young man awakens to selfhood and to a world of possibilities beyond the conventions of his upbringing in Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s beloved novel Demian. Emil Sinclair is a quiet boy drawn into a forbidden yet seductive realm of petty crime and defiance. His guide is his precocious, mysterious classmate Max Demian, who provokes in Emil a search for self-discovery and spiritual fulfillment. A brilliant psychological portrait, Demian is given new life in this translation, which together with James Franco’s personal and inspiring foreword will bring a new generation to Hesse’s widely influential coming-of-age novel.
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Born into the privileged life of a Brahmin, young Siddhartha came of age surrounded by the teachings of the Buddha. But despite his earnest pursuit of enlightenment, Siddhartha is left unfulfilled. Determined to find his own path to the nirvana, Siddhartha leaves home to embark on a spiritual voyage, spurning the comforts of his caste and leaving behind all loved ones save for his best friend, Govinda. Homeless, without food, and dedicated to their austere lifestyle, the friends diverge along two separate paths. Govinda grows ever more dedicated to Buddhist teachings while Siddhartha travels a more meandering road—through asceticism, into an embrace of the joys of the flesh, and finally to an understanding of the nature of time, truth, and the ultimate path to self-realization.
First published in Germany in 1922, Siddhartha grew in popularity through the 1960s, when it became a touchstone of the American counterculture movement. The book endures today as a stirring and lyrical exploration of self-discovery.
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First published in 1919 under the pseudonyn Emil Sinclair, Demian follows the life of a troubled German youth as he navigates the duality of a world filled with illusions and spiritual truth. When Sinclair first meets childhood classmate Max Demian, his eyes are opened to the contradictions of his existing Christian knowledge. As Sinclair continues to question his worldview, the two friends are separated and reunited throughout their lives, with each encounter being a vantage for Sinclair to reconcile a world at discord. He ascends on his path to freedom and a realization of self as the friendship evolves in surprising and explosive ways.
Demian is a classic coming-of-age story that continues to inspire generations of readers in its exploration of good and evil, morality, and self-discovery.
Hermann Hesse’s beautiful rendition of the journey of a young man during the times of the great Gautam Buddha is not just an evocative piece of art but also a work of mystery offered to the reader to solve for himself.
Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Steppenwolf, Siddhartha and The Glass Bead Game, each of which explores an individual’s search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946.