Strands of Masculinities and Eternal Struggles of Consciousness in Tagore’s “The Wreck”
Indian fiction in English has analyzed the socio-cultural modes and values. It is the best-known component of Indian English literature. A few Indian writers in English have attempted to challenge the age old myths of the man-woman relationship. One among these writers is Rabindranath Tagore, multifaceted man, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913 for his book Gitanjali. Tagore’s work is an almost impossible task. Tagore writings encompass almost the whole range of human experience, man’s relation to his creator, to nature and to his fellowmen, but it is in his novels, that he takes up concrete human situations to provide a searching analysis of the position obtaining in Indian society. The novelistic world of Tagore embodies a vision of India bought up in the cross- currents of opposing ideologies, of the questioning of the old or traditional moral sanctions in search of self- fulfillment, the clash between the reformist and revivalist forces, the conflict between the moderate and the extremist elements in politics as well as the eternal struggle in the human consciousness between love sacrifice in his novel The Wreck.
Rabindranath Tagore is a creative genius and a celebrated great universal poet. Besides being a poet, he is also a well-known novelist certainly in Bengali. In the realm of Indian English Literature he has occupied a special place for him. He feels very much comfortable to deliver his thoughts through novels, so he chose to write novels. All his novels are full of promises and potentialities. His novels are mostly studies in psychology and are concerned with unraveling complexities of the human heart and fathoming the mystery of the human soul and its identity with modernity. One can get all matters such as nature, love and affection, social concerns, his era representations, psycho-analytical views, tradition, culture, western ideas, modernity etc.
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