Book details
  • Author: Karl A. Gjellerup
  • Publisher: Canopus
  • Series: Úsvit
  • ISBN: 978-80-85202-53-3
  • Edition: 1.
  • Publication year: 2011
  • Published in: Praha
  • Number of pages: 248 stran
  • Format(s): Tištěná kniha, e-kniha

The Pilgrim Kamanita


The Pilgrim Kamanita has been called 'one of the oddest novels written in Danish'. It features the journey of Kamanita, an Indian merchant's son, from earthly prosperity and carnal romance, through the ups and downs of the world's way, a chance meeting with a stranger monk (who, unbeknownst to Kamanita, was actually Gautama Buddha), death, and reincarnation towards nirvana. In Thailand, which is a Buddhist country, the Thai translation of The Pilgrim Kamanita co-translated by Phraya Anuman Rajadhon was formerly used as part of the school textbooks. (Source

“To the Illimitable...!” repeated Vāsitthī dreamily, and her glance swept over the surface of the Heavenly Gangā, far out to where the silver flood touched the black border of the sky, her gaze seeming to desire to penetrate ever farther. “Is it possible, then,” she asked, as if she were lost in thought, “for eternal happiness to exist where there is limitation?” (From the book The Pilgrim Kamanita at