ISBN 9788129102041,Siddhartha



Hermann Hesse


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788129102041

ISBN-10 8129102048


Number of Pages 122 Pages
Language (English)


Siddhartha is a novel written by Hermann Hesse, based on the early life and the path of self-discovery of Siddhartha, before he became Gautama Buddha. Summary of the Book Siddhartha was a prince, born and raised in an affluent family. He was married to Yashodhara and had a son named Rahula. But the young man was always in search of things otherworldly, beyond materialistic pleasures. His search for self-realisation led him to the path of enlightenment and he eventually went on to become one of the most renowned spiritual icons of the world. His followers are called Buddhists and the religion based on his teachings is called Buddhism, which is followed by millions of people across the world today. This novel offers a deep acumen to Buddha's spiritual teachings and leaves you in intense thoughts, making you ponder upon the significance and purpose of life, happiness, and our whole existence. About Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse was born in the year 1877 in Calw. He was one of the prodigious literary figures of the late twentieth century. He was known for his deep, humane ideologies. Although he was born in a Protestant family, he defied conventional education that was followed in the monastery schools. Hesse started working as a locksmith and a bookseller in his early days. He then took to writing as a vocation and settled in Switzerland. He travelled extensively around the world, including India. He visited the country after the First World War. Hesse's political stands were strongly opposed to German belligerence, and he was condemned by the Nazi government. He was honoured with the Nobel Prize in the year 1946 for his outstanding contribution to the field of literature. His other classic works include Der Steppenwolf and The Glass Bead Game.