SEARCH FOR ENLIGHTENMENT – HERMANN HESSE’S SIDDHARTH AND THE JOURNEY TO THE EAST

Dr. Mrinalini P. Thaker

Abstract


Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) is one of the greatest German novelist, poet and painter of New Age. His novels have resonated with countless generations and inspires a host of young readers. Born in the Swabian town of Calw in 1877, he ranks as one of the most widely read German-speaking authors of the 20th century. Majority of his books have been translated into more than 60 languages and approximately 150 million copies of his works are in circulation around the globe. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946 –


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Bernhard Zeller, “Hermann Hesse in Selbstzeugnissen and Bilddokumenten,” Rowohlt Verlag bei Hamburg, new and extended edition, 1975.

Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha an Indian tale, Fingerprint classics,2012

Hermann Hesse, The Journey to the East, Granada Publications, 1984


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