Term Paper in English On Feminist Perspectives in Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Chandalika’
In partial fulfilment of the requirements for Award of Degree of Bachelors of Arts (Hons.) in English
Dr. Dipankar Sukul A0706113099
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research
AMITY UNIVERSITY UTTAR PRADESH
Table of Contents Pages
Chapter 1 (Introduction) 3-6 Chapter 2 (The Message Of Women Empowerment) 7-12 Chapter 3 (Conclusion) 13-14 Bibliography 15
Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, a leader of the Brahmo Samaj, which was a new religious sect in nineteenth-century Bengal and which attempted a revival of the ultimate monistic basis of Hinduism as laid down in the Upanishads. He was educated at home; and although at seventeen he was sent to England for formal schooling, he did not finish his studies there. In his mature years, in addition to his many-sided literary activities, he managed the family estates, a project which brought him into close touch with common humanity and increased his interest in social reforms. He also started an experimental school at Shantiniketan where he tried his Upanishadic ideals of education. From time to time he participated in the Indian nationalist movement, though in his own non-sentimental and visionary way; and Gandhi, the political father of modern India, was his devoted friend. Tagore was knighted by the ruling British Government in 1915, but within a few years he resigned the honour as a protest against British policies in India. For the world he became the voice of India's spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution. A Brahmo-Hindu Rabindranath Tagore had a lasting regard for the Buddha. The rational and humanistic aspects of the teachings of the Buddha had attracted the creative genius of Tagore since his earlier days. "Only once in his life, said Rabindra Nath, did he feel like prostrating himself before an image and that was when he saw the Buddha at Gaya” (Maksud Syed). He found the Buddhist principle of man’s social equality particularly alluring to his own concept of ‘divinity in man.’ Rabindranath Tagore won Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 and Rabindranath was the first Indian to won Nobel Prize. British crowned Rabindranath Tagore with Knight Title in 1915, but after the incident at Jallianwala Bagh, Rabindranath Tagore refused to keep Knight Title further at 1919 to protest the terror. In 1930 the Paintings of Rabindranath Tagore were exhibited in Paris and London. Later in 1930, Rabindranath Tagore wrote Oxford during his stay at Birmingham. Tagore was the co-founder of Dartington Hall School in Japan. Indian Government, West Bengal Government and many Private Firms showed respect to Rabindranath Tagore by opening Institutions, Health Centres, and many Seva Centres...
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