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In this fifth-century Sanskrit epic, a son of the god Shiva and the goddess Parvati must be born to defeat the demon Taraka. This edition is translated by David Smith.
November 5, 2012 The great Sanskrit epic The Birth of Kumara details the heavenly lovemaking of Shiva and Parvati. Author Aatish Taseer tells how reading the fifth-century epic connected him to classical India. What work of literature brought you closer to home? Tell us in the comments.
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