Social Criticism In Red Oleanders By Rabindranath Tagore

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The play “Red Oleanders” is first written in Bengali language under the title “RaktaKarabhi”. Tagore conveys the message that the Utilitarian approach and vast industrialization throughout the world would resulting in diminishing human compassion and cause Ecological Imbalance.So he used characters as a metaphor of human instincts such as greed, power, envy, love, trust, and sacrifice. The play Red oleanders is a One-act play which follows the Aristotle’s rules. He fallow’s three unities (unity of time, action and place). All the action in the play take place in the King’s Palace and the play starts and ends within a day.Nandhini is the major character in the play. She is considered as the mouth piece of Tagore. She has every quality
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He is considered by many to be an Indian writer who has made Literary Impact on both East and West. He is the first Non- European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for his collection of self-translated poem Gitanjali in 1913. He was a prolific writer. He modernized Bengali literature by spurning rigid classical forms and resisting linguistic strictures. His novels, stories, plays, essays talks about the topics of politics and personal. The Home and the World are his well-known work deals about the affection between husband and wife, and about the freedom movement. He showed his patriotism not only in his writings but in his real life too. His Anti-nationalistic views made him to denounce the RAJ Award which was given by the British Government. Many Indian writers of his time try to create awareness about freedom movement. But among them Tagore is different, because he created awareness among the people with artistic taste. He is the pioneer of Bengali Renaissance in the field of …show more content…
(Shutterstock) In an attempt to challenge conventional methods of classroom education, Tagore established an university of his own, where he wanted humanity to be studied "somewhere beyond the limits of nation and geography". Here, many classes are still held under trees in open fields. Visva-Bharati University was started in 1921 at Santiniketan in Bengal's Birbhum district. For setting up Visva-Bharati, declared a central university in May 1951, Tagore used the cash he received with the Nobel Prize and collected funds from around the world.
Most people know that Tagore wrote the national anthems of India and Bangladesh - 'Jana Gana Mana' and 'Amar Sonar Bangla' respectively. But few know that Sri Lanka's national anthem is based on a Bengali song originally written by Tagore in 1938. It was translated into Sinhalese and adopted as the national anthem in 1951.One of Tagore's students at Visva-Bharati University, Ananda Samarakoon, translated the lyrics of Nama Nama Sri Lanka Mata from Bengali to Sinhalese.Tagore is thus the only person to have composed the national anthems of three

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