Rabindranath Tagore Analysis

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INTRODUCTION Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) attained success as a writer in his native Bengal. His translated poetry and plays got him huge recognition in West. He became the voice of India 's spiritual heritage for the world; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution. Tagore wrote very efficiently and successfully in all literary genres. Tagore modernized Bengali art by rejecting rigid classical forms. Tagore’s novels, short-stories, songs, dance-dramas, and essays talked about politics, Indian customs, nature, freedom etc. Gitanjali (Song Offerings), Gora (Fair-Faced) and Ghare-Baire (The Home and the World) are his best-known works, and his verse, short stories, and novels were acclaimed for their lyricism, colloquialism and naturalism. He criticized the idea of a male-dominated society by articulating the subtle, soft yet spirited aspect of womanhood, which was subdued by the insensitivity and aggression of man. While reading his works, one common theme is mostly noticeable, i.e. nature. As a child, this great author grew in the lap of nature which left a deep-seated impression on him. It inculcated a sense of freedom, which emancipated his mind, body and soul from the typical societal customs prevalent in those days. No matter how much he was influenced and enchanted by nature, he never distanced himself from the harsh realities of life. He observed life and society around him. He experienced that Indian society was weighed down by
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