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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But the fact is that pollution lies in the work done by them and not in their existence.

Rabindranath Tagore, the winner of nobel prize for literature, is the first great Indian writer whose creative endeavors — poetry, prose, drama — present a superb Triveni of Philosophy, Mysticism, and Humanism.

So, while drama entertains it also teaches and informs. Social democratic thought developed in the second half rrabindranath the nineteenth century.

The chandal girl in this play is Prakriti who discovers that she is as much a human being as anybody else and that she too has the right to give water anybody high or low, who asks for it. She wants Ananda only for herself. The pre — independence era saw some stalwarts like Rabindranath Tagore, Sir Aurobindo, Harindranath Chattopadhyaya and Bharati Sarahi, who contributed substantially to the growth and development of Indian English drama.

Therefore, from this study of Chandalika it has become obvious that the playwright can employ drama as an effective tool for social commentary. The story parallels powerfully the anti-caste movements associated with Phule, Periyar and Bt.


Summary of the ‘Chandalika’ by Rabindranath Tagore

Ananda despite his own agonies pardons and blesses Prakriti at the end. Anonymous February 17, at 1: Her love for that man derives from her new knowledge, imparted to her by him, that she is a human being.

Since they were forced to remove all dust and dirt of Hindus, they were damned rabindrranath untouchables.

She got a strong means to fight with the giant casteism in the monk. Religious and communal superstitions were reflected in the social life of the country due to lack of free relations with the progressive forces of the rabnidranath. These are the rules, norms and rabindrabath, and parameters of the society.

When she sees him standing in front of her in almost a pathetic state she repents and surrenders in shame, she falls at his feet begging his forgiveness. Romantic nostalgia fails to allure him. This protagonist has no special desire or need.

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Anonymous February 1, at The theme of the play Chandalika is the realization by a chandal girl that she is a human being like others, and that it is a mistaken on her part to think herself beneath the notice of human beings who belong to upper castes. It has rendered them mentally tagroe physically handicapped and therefore even the idea of protest seems to be a dream and they cannot think of harboring any resentment against it.

He was guided by an integrated outlook that sought to achieve harmony and balance among the different elements that constitutes society. Newer Post Older Post Home. Through this play, Tagore has given massage of equality without discrimination of caste and creed.


The caste in India are armed with the feeling of six ranindranath years of social and class superiority. During the s, Tagore was concerned with abnormal caste consciousness, both in Bengal and in India as a whole.

Kumar S January 23, at 2: Taj Mohammed September 25, at 2: Prakriti, the Chandalini, serves him water from her pitcher and falls in love with him at the first sight. Prithibir shob dhormo bebshairai ek According to me why the protagonist Prakriti has been as untouchable girl.

The narrative of Chandalika is an evidence of the subaltern protest against Brahmanical hegemony and it explores possible ways of redemption.

Reason and tagoe should be the basis of religious ideology. But at the same time, her new self directs her to so far unknown emotions towards Ananda, her emancipator.

The concept of the story is nice But don’t u think it’s too short? Using drama as a medium Tagore tries to motivate Indians, to act against the practice of untouchability. Tagore wrote this play when the caste system was in its peak position. But for all rabindranat effort he could do little to remove it — least of all in the area of religious differences.