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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Ananda despite his own agonies pardons and blesses Prakriti at the end.

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But for all his effort he could do little to remove it bh least of all in the area of religious differences. This powerful attribute of drama has been employed by playwrights over the ages to make constructive commentaries on the happenings in society and thus affect some positive changes in man and his environment. With his acute sensitivity and worldwide experience, he perceived its insidiousness with greater clarity than any other Indian.

For twgore she got undeservingly selfish and victimized the encourager. The making of any artist owes to the cycle of his time, viz.

But don’t u think it’s too short? The Poona Pact between Gandhi and Ambedkar had changed nothing on the ground. According to the story Ananda, the famous disciple of the Buddha, approaches towards a well to ask for water from a Chandalini, a young untouchable girl.

Back then, untouchability was chandalikka linked with the birth. It has rendered them mentally and physically handicapped and therefore even the idea of protest seems to be a dream and they cannot think of harboring any resentment against it. His plays and his ideas of theatre developed along lines differing from the general direction of Bengali drama and theatre. Casteism is a given system.

He was guided by an integrated outlook that sought to achieve harmony and balance among the different elements that constitutes society. So we have to accept it until some trendsetters appear. But her falling in love with him shows also her presumptuousness. As I was typing the texts, those archives I had written back then… rbaindranath suck, literally.


The supreme achievement of Indian drama is undoubtedly Kalidasa, who is often called the Shakespeare of India. Only in the penultimate scene does she realize her guilt at making a person suffer against his wishes. Her love for that man derives from her new knowledge, imparted to her by him, that she is a human being. The artist has used this medium to highlight the value system of a society, for the purpose of enlightening, educating and motivating the people.

As you will graduate through this BBA before you know what hit you Click here to sign up. This story shows that the chandlaika would occur in lower community and the lower community is accused and blamed.

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Newer Post Older Post Home. Since they were forced to remove all dust and dirt of Hindus, they were damned as untouchables. In other words, the theme of this play is the awakening of a sense of her identity in a chandal girl, and her newly acquired awareness that her having been born as a chandal girl does not mean that she is a non-entity.

Anonymous February 1, at Tagore is essentially a river-poet so far as his love for nature is concerned. At the behest of Prakriti, her mother grudgingly agrees to use her witch craft and necromancy to get Ananda for Prakriti.

Because, let’s face it, bros and sissys Reason and judgment should tagroe the basis of religious ideology. The play evokes Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian notions of creative, renunciatory, and sacrificial Love.

The theory of destiny is a given concept by Hinduism. His non — conformism was more radical and consistent that made him a fearless critic of social practices and religious beliefs such as denunciation of caste system, the world denying streak of ascetics, the role of priest, etc.

It is not a self-developed or god given concept. Tagore is considered as an important person in Bengali theatre and Bengali dramatic literature. Emotions like caring, sharing and loving are also too natural.



Ananda graces an undeserving Chandal girl who was seeking redemption from the burden of untouchability, which atgore plagued her due to the lower birth. Maya internalizes and consents to her subordination as ordained. In he wrote Chandalika, a drama based on an old Buddhist legend. Working on a project about Rabindranath Tagore’s works.

Help Center Find new research papers in: Chandaluka Mohammed September 25, at 2: Characters of the play: The caste in India are armed with the feeling of six thousand years of social and class superiority. Bengali literature of the second half of the nineteenth century, especially writings of Bakim Chandra, the activities of Ram Mohan Roy and the national movement in the country.

She wants Ananda only for herself. The discrimination in the society on the basis of caste has its roots in traditional social conventions, deep — rooted blind orthodoxy and the monopoly of ruling class over economic resources. The theme of the play Chandalika is the realization by a chandal girl that she is a human being like others, and that it tagoer a mistaken on her part to think herself beneath the notice of human beings who belong to upper castes.

After the Sanskrit drama ceased to be acted and was read chahdalika as literature, theatre of the people flourished for many centuries and catered to the Indian masses. Tagore’s Chandalika as a social drama.

In a battle of magical chants and spiritual power, Prakriti comes to a realization that love can never be chadalika or possessed. Social democratic thought developed in the second half of the nineteenth century. Her passion to possess Ananda compels her mother to cast a magic spell on Ananda and to drag him to her house.

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