Achievers of Freedom in the Select Novels of Rabindranath Tagore
Keywords:freedom, universal, ultimate, emancipated, love.
My article analyses the achievers of freedom in the select novels of Tagore who dedicate themselves to the higher ideals of love, self-knowledge and truth. They represent Tagore’s vision of freedom where man-made shackles fail to trap the Universal Man. Tagore’s idea of freedom begins with the personal and ends with the universal. The different characters in his novels reach different levels of freedom in their search. They struggle as they are faced with challenges, but they all grow. The true achievers analyzed in the select novels of Tagore are the emancipated characters who possess the innate strength to confront the outward challenges of the society and achieve ultimate freedom by transcending from the lower self through love, knowledge and creativity.
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