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This book depicts the lifelong journey of a man named Siddhartha, who tries to find the true meaning of life. It starts from his boyhood and ends when he is an old man. The story is set in the time of Gautama Buddha.

Summary Of The Book

Siddhartha is a young and restless boy born into a family of Brahmins. He does not want to be confined by the principles and traditions that govern life in his family, and wants to experience and understand the world on his own terms.

Siddhartha and his friend Govinda set off on their quest. They are contrasting characters. Siddhartha is independent and bold, while Govinda admires Siddhartha and looks up to him for inspiration. They join a group of ascetics who lead a life of isolation and abstinence. Siddhartha tries this life for sometime, then grows weary of it and leaves to find new experiences. Govinda meanwhile encounters Gautama Buddha and becomes his disciple.

Siddhartha falls in love with a beautiful woman named Kamala and immerses himself in material pleasure. He becomes a wealthy merchant, marries Kamala, and lives a life of sensual pleasures. Soon, he tires of this too and leaves Kamala when she is pregnant with their child.

As Siddhartha stands on a river bank, contemplating the idea of ending his life, he reflects on his life so far and eventually falls asleep. He befriends the ferryman Vasudeva who teaches him to listen to the sounds of the river as it flows past. The endless flow of the river teaches Siddhartha that life is an eternal cycle. His wife Kamala brings their son to him and soon after, she dies. Eventually, the young boy becomes weary of his father’s quiet life and runs away.

Siddhartha realizes that this is a cycle - he ran away from his family and now his son has left him to find his own path. He realizes that he cannot prevent his son from going through all the pains and disappointments that life could bring, as each must find his own way.

Govinda comes to see him and is surprised at the change he sees in his old friend. The two old men sit on the river bank and reflect on the times that have passed. Each has taken a different path to find peace and understanding. While one blindly followed the teachings of another man, the other learnt from the different experiences that he encountered. Life itself, they realize, can be a great teacher if one is willing to learn from it.

About Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha is among the most famous novels written by a Western author and set in India. Hesse, a German writer and painter, is famous for his books that focus on an individual’s search for purpose.

Other books by Hesse include Peter Camenzind, Gertrude, and Der Steppenwolf.

Hesse was born in 1877 in Wurttemberg, Germany. He had a rebellious streak in him right from his childhood, and while he was attending the Evangelical Theological Seminary of Maulbronn Abbey, he tried to run away. After passing through several schools and institutions, he attended the Gymnasium at Cannstatt. He passed the One Year Examination in 1893, which marked the end of his schooling. After spending some time as an apprentice in a bookshop and later as a mechanic’s apprentice, he began working in a bookshop. During this time, he also began writing, and his first poem was published in a Viennese magazine. After the publication of his book, Posthumous Writings and Poems of Hermann Lauscher, he began getting widespread recognition.

Specifications of Siddhartha (English) (Paperback)

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Author Hermann Hesse
Book Details
Publisher Random House Publishing Group
Imprint Bantam Classics
Publication Year 1981 December
ISBN-13 9780553208849
ISBN-10 0553208845
Language English
Edition 33rdEdition
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 160 Pages
Dimensions
Width 0.49 inch
Height 6.88 inch
Depth 0.51 inch
Weight 0.18 Pounds (US)
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Kedar Akalwadi
16 May 2012
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Siddhartha

Its an eye opener!!.The moment you read this book you will be flooded with thoughts and lots of questions raised on your philosophy of life.Herman hesse has portrayed the fictitious character siddhartha in an excellent manner.

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Saikat Roy
22 Nov 2011
Enlightment & Inspiration takes the toll

Though the first chapter "The Brahmin's Son" (of Part one) will lead you like written with dictionary referenced wordings.......but as you go on reading......it's a real piece of enlightment and inspiration (altogether)........I won't call it beautifully written......but written in such an arranged manner......that you real one paragraph within 2 mins and think about it (referencing with your personal life and thoughts) the other five minutes.......deserves being the bestseller......people 'in need of TRUE HAPPINESS', 'EASILY BORED', 'need MENTAL SUPPORT', 'seeking for a piece of... ()

Though the first chapter "The Brahmin's Son" (of Part one) will lead you like written with dictionary referenced wordings.......but as you go on reading......it's a real piece of enlightment and inspiration (altogether)........I won't call it beautifully written......but written in such an arranged manner......that you real one paragraph within 2 mins and think about it (referencing with your personal life and thoughts) the other five minutes.......deserves being the bestseller......people 'in need of TRUE HAPPINESS', 'EASILY BORED', 'need MENTAL SUPPORT', 'seeking for a piece of...
Though the first chapter "The Brahmin's Son" (of Part one) will lead you like written with dictionary referenced wordings.......but as you go on reading......it's a real piece of enlightment and inspiration (altogether)........I won't call it beautifully written......but written in such an arranged manner......that you real one paragraph within 2 mins and think about it (referencing with your personal life and thoughts) the other five minutes.......deserves being the bestseller......people 'in need of TRUE HAPPINESS', 'EASILY BORED', 'need MENTAL SUPPORT', 'seeking for a piece of well written LITERATURE' should grab the same at once........the paper quality is fine-tuned with the literature style (offering yu a vedic sence)..........((^_^))

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Sakthi
22 Sep 2011
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Experience can't be sold

The book says that, being a disciple or following some great teacher's can't help us to attention enlightenment. It has to be done on our own. Since each and every person are unique, no teaching will help in spiritual enlightenment. Teaching's can just help us to lead a better life.

I think, this book would be an eye opener, for people who are looking for spiritual enlightenment.

3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
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Sundeep RK
18 Oct 2012
Hermann Hesse is a genius writer...

I thought the book is about Buddha. But I was totally wrong.

It was the story of a boy, named Siddhartha - like the title of the book - and how he reached his final goal - Nirvana...

Note: Not recommended to everyone. The book has an higher meaning and it confuses and bores you to no end, if you dont understand the basic concept of Enlightenment...

Hermann Hesse is a genius writer...

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Arun Solochin (Ch...
04 Nov 2012
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Buddha, Advertising and Confusion

Even after knowing that this book was not about the life story of Buddha (as the name used and the cover image) I ordered this book.
This story may seem interesting for novel readers but someone who know the life story of Buddha and his awakening would know the story is definitely influenced and at some 2-3 places tries to even question Buddhism (I completely respect that because we all have the right to question what we feel is UN-satisfactory).
But the author himself contradicts in many places:
1) He says wisdom cannot be passed by words but that's what exactly he is trying to do in the w...
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Even after knowing that this book was not about the life story of Buddha (as the name used and the cover image) I ordered this book.
This story may seem interesting for novel readers but someone who know the life story of Buddha and his awakening would know the story is definitely influenced and at some 2-3 places tries to even question Buddhism (I completely respect that because we all have the right to question what we feel is UN-satisfactory).
But the author himself contradicts in many places:
1) He says wisdom cannot be passed by words but that's what exactly he is trying to do in the w...
Even after knowing that this book was not about the life story of Buddha (as the name used and the cover image) I ordered this book.
This story may seem interesting for novel readers but someone who know the life story of Buddha and his awakening would know the story is definitely influenced and at some 2-3 places tries to even question Buddhism (I completely respect that because we all have the right to question what we feel is UN-satisfactory).
But the author himself contradicts in many places:
1) He says wisdom cannot be passed by words but that's what exactly he is trying to do in the whole story.
2) He says we cannot learn from others mistakes but I feel it the opposite.
3) He says we have to live out own life but he is influenced by the fisherman god.
Just my points. I do respect all the comments.
I wish you a good read.

3 of 4 users found this review helpful.

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Srinivas KP
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Brilliant

First, this is not the story of Buddha or his teachings. So don???t discount this book thinking that you know the story of Buddha. Its in fact ???not??? about Buddha or his teachings.The protagonist actually doesn???t accept any teaching including Buddha???s. And don???t read it for entertainmen... (View complete review)

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Siddhartha by General Press

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RUPESH KUMAR
17 Aug 2014
Awsome

One of the best Novel out of 18 which I read till now. It is always good learn by experience. It is my first book of Hermann and I will go for few more of his. It is close to every person life. Story of a person seeking for himself and journey to find inner peace. (View complete review)

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Must read!!

The author is one such person who has understood Buddha and his teachings properly.. Great work sir!! (View complete review)

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Santosh Kumar
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Siddhartha Story of every Person looking for Answers

Siddhartha Story of every Person looking for Answers.

Enjoyed reading the book, some times had feel its the story of myself or of every person looking for the answers which is unknown to us or we don't want to see it that way

First thought its the story of Budda's Teaching but its the story of...
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