International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 4(4), pp. 69-72, April, 2016

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2016.034


Review paper


Humanistic Approaches in the Select Novels of Rabindranath Tagore


1M.Sriprabha and 2G.Sankar


1Assistant Professor, Department of English, SVS College of Engineering Coimbatore-Tamilnadu, India -641032.

E-mail: sriprabhaenglish@gmail.com

2Assistant Professor, Department of English, SVS College of Engineering       Coimbatore-Tamilnadu, India -641032.

E-mail: sankarliterature@gmail.com


Accepted 16 May 2016



Tagore’s humanism is mainly expressed through his concept of inter-personal (I and thou) relationship. I shall discuss here Tagore’s humanism vis-ŕ-vis inter-personal relationship. In order to expound this idea, I shall embark on his concept of man; man the finite and man the infinite, man within bounds and man the boundless. Tagore has reflected comprehensively and intensely on the ontological status of man in idiosyncratic dimensions and the revelation of the meaning in relation (a) to nature and (b) to modes of inter-personal relationship. I have also discussed the role of language in understanding inter-personal relationship, and finally arrive at the conclusion that the inter-personal relationship of I and thou takes the form of intra-personal relationship of I am thou. Humanism is emphasizing the importance of human beings –their nature and place in the universe in this paper, I shall discuss on humanism as a concept in Indian English Literature with reference to Tagore’s novel Home and the World. The three main characters of the novels portray different personalities and thus reflect humanism.

Keywords: Tagore, freedom, personality, language.

Cite This Article As: Sriprabha M, Sankar G (2016). Humanistic Approaches in the Select Novels of Rabindranath Tagore. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 4(4): 69-72



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