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by Hermann Hesse

Kamaswami Timeline and Summary

  • Kamaswami considers hiring Siddhartha as an apprentice. He asks Siddhartha about his skills and needs.
  • He agrees to hire Siddhartha and offers him shelter.
  • Kamaswami values Siddhartha’s talent in dealing with people, but resents that he seems to regard business as a game instead of a passion.
  • Kamaswami criticizes Siddhartha for favoring a pleasant experience over expedience in business transactions.