E ISSN: 2583-049X

International Journal of Advanced Multidisciplinary Research and Studies

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2024

The Theme of Love and Tragedy in Gitanjali by Tagore: An Analysis

Author(s): Sumanta Bera


An important figure in the developing history of Indian literature in English was Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941). Global prominence was bestowed upon him by his renowned masterpiece, Gitanjali. His literary achievement earned him the Nobel Prize in 1913. Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, and numerous other European reviewers praised it for its inventiveness. Gitanjali's songs are the poet's contemplations on God, humanity, and the natural world. Gitanjali's art reflects his humane humour, vibrant curiosity, sharp sense of observation, and his love, life, and God-cantered philosophies. The Gitanjali by Tagore is hailed as a magnificent poetry about the divinity of love. A universal emotion that is also one of the oldest, love illuminates the inner world of human perceptions and sentiments. It is also the most complicated and diverse feeling there is. Religions promote and literary works honour the spirit of love. Aside from relationships between men and women, literature has frequently addressed love between father and daughter, mother and son, and man and God. Indian literature has long addressed love in a way that is rooted in classical writing. This analysis aims to examine the concept of love found in Tagore's Gitanjali. Rabindranath Tagore's collection of poems "Gitanjali," or Song Offerings, was originally written in Bengali and was translated by him. In 1913, Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for this collection. The 1911 English-language version of this book came with a unique introduction written by William Butler Yeats. The best poet in India has compiled more than a hundred motivational poems in "Gitanjali."

Keywords: Death, Longing, Misfortune, Gitanjali, Loneliness, Union with the Infinite, Tagore's Ideas about Death, and the Heaven of Freedom

Pages: 1187-1189

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