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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Anonymous February 17, at 1: It has rendered them mentally and physically handicapped and therefore even the idea of protest seems to be a dream and they cannot think of harboring any resentment against it. Prakriti, an untouchable woman, lives at the fringes of her society with her chsndalika. The play displays close interlinking of caste, gender and religion in subtle and significant ways.

The caste in India are armed with the feeling of six thousand years of social and class superiority. According to the story Ananda, the famous disciple of the Buddha, approaches towards a well to ask for water from a Chandalini, a young untouchable girl.

But her falling in love with him shows also her presumptuousness. In a battle rabindtanath magical chants and spiritual power, Prakriti comes to a realization ragindranath love can never be forced or possessed.

According to me why the protagonist Prakriti has been as untouchable girl.

Their variety in purpose, theme, structure, language tagroe treatment is astonishing. Characters of the play: Rabindranath Tagore develop an early love for literature, and had begun reading biographies, poems, history, Sanskrit and several others by the age of If we dare to defy any given man-made concept, it loses its value. Tagore wrote this play when the caste system was in its peak position.


Society is a grinding machine. The characters’ names – Prakriti, Mother and Ananda – are unmistakable symbols unraveling the action of the play.

Tagore’s Chandalika as a social drama | gayathry ramesh –

Boddho bhikku jol testa mitiye bhaaglo r chondal konna bristi bihin boishakhi din hoye porey roilo There is a divine purpose behind the diversity of languages, religion, culture and caste. So we have to accept it until some trendsetters appear.

The geneses of Indian drama is traced to Sanskrit literature. As you will graduate through this BBA before you know what hit you In fact, the problem of untouchables is not a religious convention but it is a part of binary system that existed at the center of social system rich — poor, male — female, east — west, elite and subaltern involving the politics of subjugation.

Anyway, I have included some major points that may be of help. In other words, the theme of this play is the awakening of a sense of her identity in a chandal girl, and her newly acquired awareness that chanralika having been born as a chandal girl does not mean that she is a non-entity.

Untouchability was a rabinfranath point with him.

The narrative of Chandalika is an evidence of the subaltern protest against Brahmanical hegemony and it explores possible ways of redemption. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Remember me on this computer.

Chandalika realizes her true identity: Ananda, a disciple of Lord Buddha Ananda himself was an untouchable before accepts a drink of water from her. Thank u this really helped me in my performance in my school in this dance drama.

She is a rebel who questions societal norms that relegated her to an rabinfranath of a lesser being, an untouchable.

The play revolves around the complexities of human mind and its conflicting needs and wants.

Anonymous February 1, at The play evokes Hindu, Buddhist, and Christian notions of creative, renunciatory, and sacrificial Love. Man it sure is good to have a summary of everything you provide fit rabindranatj my head before giving an exam But at the same time, her new self directs her to so far unknown emotions towards Ananda, her emancipator. The Tagore family was a leading follower of Brahma Samaj, a new religious sector in the 19th century.


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Anonymous April 5, at As destiny is a given concept, it can be thus defied. Her passion to possess Ananda compels her mother to cast a magic spell on Ananda and to drag him to her house. The theory of destiny is a given concept by Hinduism. Therefore, from this study of Chandalika it has become obvious that the playwright can employ drama as b effective tool for social commentary.

She wants Ananda only for herself. The Poona Pact between Gandhi and Ambedkar had changed nothing on the ground. The artist has used this medium to highlight the value system of a society, for the purpose of enlightening, educating and motivating the people. Been there and Done that.

Such readings of us however obliterate the most social concerns of the play like casteism and sexuality which make the play more as a social document than a mere stage show of entertainment and aesthetics. Ananda despite his own agonies pardons and blesses Prakriti at the end.

Anonymous September 14, at Working on a project about Rabindranath Tagore’s works. Kumar S January 23, at 2: According to Bharata, the drama uses eight basic emotions of love, joy, anger, sadness, pride, fear, aversion and wonder attempting to resolve them in the ninth holistic feeling of peace. Don’t be a rat.