The god Shiva is completely seduced via Mohini, the mesmerizing girl shape assumed via the god Vishnu in the course of the churning of the sea for nectar. A barber employs wit and wile and rumours of witchcraft to win his spouse again from the lustful attentions in their king. The celestial nymph Urvashi curses the Pandava prince Arjuna whilst he rejects her sexual advances. a lady stuck in adultery befools her elders with a non secular ritual. a guy with a unpleasant lacking spouse insists however that she be recovered by way of his ruler who has an identical challenge.
subtle, colloquial, romantic, cynical, satirical by means of turns, those tales of erotic love, elegantly translated from the Sanskrit classics, make a sustained argument for the secular ends of lifetime of hope tempered with discrimination and enjoyment with restraint.
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