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It's also an interesting dilemna because it appears that Mr. Calasso has attempted to re-imagine the book as mind itself.
For anyone with more than a fleeting interest in the Hindu mythology and the dieties that make up the Indian deity line-up, this is a must-read book.
Beautifully written, it is a wonderful exploration through the ideas and beliefs of Hindu mythology and correlates to ancient Hindi texts.
This was my second read-through of "Ka" in about 18 years. It's so complex that it merits multiple readings and/or a strong background in Hindu and Buddhist culture. Read morePublished 3 months ago by lonebeaut
An interesting amalgama of traditional mythology and personal points of view. Not as easily readable as the Marriage of Cadmus and Harmonia.Published 16 months ago by Alina Malta
Roberto Calasso put his mind into a place that create a shocking release of ideas. Not that they are complex or not relatable (they are very relatable even in their proper... Read morePublished on September 14, 2012 by Lthm2
Hindu Mythology comes alive in the pages of this book. Beautifully written, Calasso is indeed gifted with research & expression. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Pratibha Jain
The author writes beautifully and he can keep your attention for awhile, especially in the first few chapters. Read morePublished on April 20, 2009 by G. Singh
It certainly helps having some background knowledge of hindu mythology before picking this book up (same goes for greek mythology and the Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony). Read morePublished on March 27, 2009 by ILC reader
This Poetic novel is much like an extended _The Wasteland_ by T.S. Eliot. _Ka_ wraps the epics of the Indian subcontinent into a single unified whole. Read morePublished on April 30, 2006 by E. A. Bechtel
I enjoyed this book as it brought all the characters in Indian mythology that we all know into one text, bringing the multitude of stories that criss cross through their lives into... Read morePublished on February 8, 2006 by ccmee
Roberto Calasso delves into the mythos of Ancient India. Ka provides the reader with a very rich and detailed, yet readable, account of creation, the gods, and rituals of India. Read morePublished on August 29, 2005 by William F. Mcilwee