REVISITING TAGORE: AN ICONOCLAST WITH A VOICE AGAINST SOCIAL BIGOTRIES THROUGH METAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS

Shaila Binte Sattar

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Tagore is a name that does not welcome any introduction. His pieces have been explored and interpreted with versatility, diversity, and, to some extent, brutality. This paper analyses select Tagorean strokes in Gitanjali (1910) to find the voices against social dogmatism as felt by the poet. Relating to contemporary society, it can be viewed that Tagore was ahead of time in foreseeing the significance of a bigotry-free system where life and humans are rejoiced upon subduing class struggle, presumption, and discrimination. This study addresses these problematic facets of human society with close attention towards Tagorean philosophy and evaluation of institutionalised beliefs. It also assesses his use of metaphysics in establishing the power of communal harmony and coherence where every individual is equal.

 

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Tagore, Gitanjali, dogmatism, metaphysics

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