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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Characters of the play: Ananda prays to the Buddha tagoore save himself from this shame and remorse consequently, Buddha breaks the magic spell and frees Ananda, he walks away from Chandalini as pure as he came.

But her falling in love with him shows also her presumptuousness. Read my inspirational articles here: Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Romantic nostalgia fails to allure him. Newer Post Older Post Home. In a battle of magical chants and spiritual power, Prakriti comes to a realization that love can never be forced or possessed. Since they were forced to remove all dust and dirt of Hindus, they were damned as untouchables.

Tagore is not an exception. Taj Mohammed September 25, at 2: It is not possible to assign him a particular place chronologically, nor is rrabindranath easy to label his plays with useful tags, or chandaliks their relationships with theatre.

Their variety in purpose, theme, structure, language and treatment is astonishing. He felt that it was one of the darkest spots degrading humanity in the estimation of the civilized world and if not foiled it would remain an everlasting shame and agony. Its origin seems to be from religious dancing.


Boddho bhikku jol testa mitiye bhaaglo r chondal konna bristi bihin boishakhi din hoye porey roilo The artist has used this medium to highlight the value system of a society, for the purpose of enlightening, educating and motivating the people.

It is not a self-developed or god given concept. If we dare to defy any given man-made concept, it loses its value.

Reason and judgment should be the basis of religious ideology.

Summary of the ‘Chandalika’ by Rabindranath Tagore

Ananda despite his own agonies pardons and blesses Prakriti at the end. Prakriti, the Chandalini, serves him water from her pitcher and falls in love with him at the first sight. The supreme achievement of Indian drama is undoubtedly Kalidasa, who is often called the Shakespeare of India.

Remember me on this computer. During the s, Tagore was concerned with abnormal caste consciousness, both in Bengal and in India as a whole. This means a lot! Log In Sign Up. The pre — independence era saw some stalwarts like Tabore Tagore, Sir Aurobindo, Harindranath Chattopadhyaya and Bharati Sarahi, who contributed substantially to the growth and development of Indian English drama.

In November he again took up the cudgels against untouchability: Anonymous February 1, at Her passion to possess Ananda compels her mother to cast a magic spell on Ananda and to drag him to her house. Certain changes took place in the social sphere as a result of the increase in colonial exploitation by British imperialists.

Newer Post Older Post Home. The moth-eaten cruel Hindu casteism was responsible chandlika her untouchability, which had made her defiant to criticize and ignore it.


Bhasa is the oldest known Indian dramatist. Chandalika, an untouchable and the daughter of a black magician Chandal emerges as a voice of the silenced and marginalized in history.

Back then, untouchability was inseparably linked with the birth.

At the behest of Prakriti, her mother grudgingly agrees to use her witch craft and necromancy to get Ananda for Prakriti. The play, for many, has been either a play of spiritual conflict or a psychological drama. For this she got undeservingly selfish and victimized the encourager. She is a rebel who questions societal norms that relegated her to an existence of a lesser being, an untouchable. But at the same time, her new self directs her to so far unknown emotions towards Ananda, her emancipator.

The geneses of Indian drama is traced to Sanskrit literature. The spell proves stronger and Ananda is dragged to the couch spread for him by the Chandalini.

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Tagore is considered as an important person in Bengali theatre and Bengali dramatic literature. Religious and communal superstitions were reflected in the social life of the country due to lack of free relations with the progressive forces of the world. According to Bharata, the drama uses eight basic emotions of taore, joy, anger, sadness, pride, fear, aversion and wonder chhandalika to resolve them in the ninth holistic feeling of peace.

Anonymous April 28, at 3: He has given the world profound spiritual vision of life.