Love and Spirituality in Anita Desai’s ‘Cry, the Peacock’ and Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Breezy April’

Authors

  • Arijit Chakraborty Ph.D Research Scholar P.G. Department of English Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v8i2.10408

Keywords:

Love, Spirituality, Breeze, April, Maya, Gautama

Abstract

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the first non-European and the first Indian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He was awarded the prize for Gitanjali. Tagore was a multi-faceted personality who not only composed poems, verses, short stories, novels etc but also sketched and painted with equal brilliance. As a flag-bearer, he presented the best of India to the West and vice-versa. In Breezy April, Tagore combines romanticism with spiritualism. On the other hand, Anita Desai (born-1937) is the youngest among the women novelists of eminence in India. The spiritual aspect of human life is at the centre of attention in her works. Women protagonists of fragile exterior and strong interior take the lead in Anita Desai’s works of fiction. Spirituality is an integral part of most of her works. In her first novel Cry, the Peacock (1963), Desai minutely depicts both love as well as deep spiritual intricacies.

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Published

2020-02-28