Analysis Of The Skeleton By Rabindranath Tagore

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Rabindranath Tagore, born on May 7th, 1861- died 7th Aug 1941, is one of the foremost literary figures of India. He majorly wrote in Bengali as he came from a feudal Aristocratic family of Bengal, although, most of his works have been translated into English and various languages worldwide. He is the first Non-European to win the Noble Prize for Literature in 1913. Tagore’s prime emphasis was seen revolving around the secluded domestic lives of women. In his short stories and novels he depicts the scenario of women having extra marital affairs, widows having un-reputed sexual desires, midlife crisis of Aristocratic women and several such sensitive issue. His courageous depiction of a woman’s private life establishes him as a bold and progressive …show more content…
Even the safety of her home cannot save her from the clutches of child marriage. The society has penetrated the family making every decision of the family to fall in line with its baseless traditions, customs and rituals. The helpless little child cannot save herself from being bound to a complete stranger in such an early age. After her husband’s premature death she was blamed by her in-laws for his death. “Do you not see, she has the evil eye?”. She has to bear the blame of her husband’s death whom she had married just two months ago just because she was a female. Superstition here plays havoc on the girl’s life without any fault of hers therefore she is the victim of two social malpractices at the same time. She was cast out of her husband’s home and though she returned to her father’s home she didn’t get her former place in the house, she was considered bad luck and her being a widow too added to her misery, she was given the place in the ‘zenena’ or her garden where she used to lay hours and hours alone gazing her

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