You posted this over a year ago (one of our earliest threads in The Conversation with a Thousand Faces forum). I know since then you have been writing stories of your own – and, with the collective tragedy currently unfolding in India, I know you don’t have much time to read, much less participate in forum discussions – but Calasso has such a profound grasp of myth, and this is a lovely book – so I thought I would add a comment to bump this thread up to the top of the queue and give new arrivals an opportunity to see it.
I’m also curious – did you ever get a chance to read Roberto Calasso’s Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India (where he does for Hindu mythology what The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony did for Greek mythology)?
Meanwhile, I am hoping all goes well for you and your loved ones in these difficult times . . .