Rabindranath Tagore develop an early love for literature, and had begun The theme of the play Chandalika is the realization by a chandal girl that she is a. Chandalika Rabindranath Tagore was a poet, novelist, shortstory writer and dramatist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in Tagore’s interest. TAGORE’S DANCE DRAMA CHANDILIKA Based on a Buddhist tale ‘Chandalika’ was published in the form of a dance drama in and was for the first time.

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This means a lot! Tagore wrote this hagore when the caste system was in its peak position. Taj Mohammed September 25, at 2: Working on a project about Rabindranath Tagore’s works.

The dominant social groups of the high caste Hindus are much to be blamed for the dastardly acts of inhumanity and cruelty. Newer Post Older Post Home. Their variety in purpose, theme, structure, language and treatment is astonishing. Emotions like caring, sharing and loving are also too natural.

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The narrative of Chandalika is an evidence of the subaltern protest against Brahmanical hegemony and it explores possible ways of redemption. The characters’ names – Prakriti, Mother and Ananda – are unmistakable symbols unraveling the action of the play. He wrote a large number of plays over a long period of time. The moth-eaten cruel Hindu casteism was responsible for her untouchability, which had made her defiant to criticize and ignore it. If we dare to defy any given man-made concept, it loses its value.

She got a strong means to fight with the giant casteism in the monk.

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The supreme achievement of Indian drama is undoubtedly Kalidasa, who is often called the Shakespeare of India. Help Center Find new research papers in: Since they were forced to remove all rabidranath and dirt of Hindus, they were damned as untouchables.

The play revolves around the complexities of human mind and its conflicting needs and wants. Ananda prays to the Buddha to save himself from this shame and remorse consequently, Buddha breaks the magic spell and frees Rabindranaht, he walks away from Chandalini as pure as he came.

Raja Ram Mohan Roy questioned the dogmas and social customs of the time. Kumar S January 23, at 2: Prakriti, an untouchable woman, lives at the fringes of her society with her mother. Anonymous April 28, at 3: As you will graduate through this BBA before you know what hit you Society is a grinding machine.

Ameerkhan April 21, at 7: In he wrote Chandalika, a drama based on an old Buddhist legend. Rbindranath graces an undeserving Chandal girl who was seeking redemption from the burden of untouchability, which had plagued her due to the lower birth.


Anonymous February 17, at 1: The story parallels powerfully the anti-caste movements associated with Phule, Periyar and Ambedkar. Tagore’s Chandalika as a social drama.

Anger against a social status imposed upon her to which she finds herself shackled for life, and love, for a monk who respects and acknowledge her as a human being. Using drama as a medium Tagore tries to motivate Indians, to act against the practice of untouchability. Chandalika stopped only when she saw Ananda and realized that he is not anymore the same man she desired for and only then she realized that what she did was wrong.


Consequently, Buddha breaks the magic spell rabindranth frees Ananda, who walks away from the Chandalini, as atgore as he came.

But at the same time, her new self directs her to so far unknown emotions towards Ananda, her emancipator. Thus drama as a social tool aims to motivate, inform, educate and arouse the consciousness of individuals in society with a view of making taogre aware of their responsibilities as members of society whose duty it is to take their destinies in their hands and make the world a better place. The artist has used this medium to highlight the value system of a society, for the purpose of enlightening, educating and motivating the people.

In fact, the problem of untouchables is not a religious convention but it is a part of binary system that existed at the center of social system rich — poor, male — female, east — west, elite and subaltern involving the politics of subjugation. Tagore advances the view that even religion must survive on the grounds of logic but the religion that fails to protect the dignity of individual should not be encouraged.

Boddho bhikku jol testa mitiye bhaaglo r chondal konna bristi bihin boishakhi din hoye porey roilo Newer Post Older Post Home. Man it sure is good to have a summary of everything you provide fit in my head before giving an exam