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The short story is often viewed as an inferior relation to the Novel. But it is an art in itself. To take a story and distil its essence into fewer pages while keeping character and plot rounded and driven is not an easy task.
Many try and many fail. In this series we look at short stories from many of our most accomplished writers.
Miniature masterpieces with a lot to say. In this volume we examine some of the short stories of Rabindranath Tagore. And with him we venture to the East. He was also a reformer in Education and founded Shantiniketan subsequently growing into Vishva Bharathi University. His plays and short stories depict the working of the human mind compassionately and in a different light. His prose becomes simple and direct in his descriptions of the people of Bengal of day-to-day life, the people of his own beloved land, whereas his aristocratic classes are dealt with in a language of directness.
Tagores short stories depict hope and aspirations, disappointments and frustrations, joys and sorrows of life Domonic K V feels, rather than dealing with the incidents in life Dominic KV: Tagores Short Stories.
Many have realized that Tagores short stories reveal the man, nature and the mysteries of the supernatural and the bizarre and hence Tagore has been often compared with the other great and renowned writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, Anton Chekhov, Guy de Maupassant and Tolstoy.
Bandyopadhyay mentions: Tolstoy is didactic: Maupassant is erotic.
The Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath combines the good qualities of both without their excesses. He delved deep into the psychology of man and riddle of existence in his short stories which are universal in their appeal. Bandyopadhyay Many of Tagores short stories were published in Sadhana a sort of a magazine of the Tagore Family.
It is highly probable that some of the later writers were highly influenced by Tagores depiction of his women characters to be utilized in their creative writings for depicting their women. Karthik RM has mentioned: The beauty of Tagores writing lies in its simplicity.
In fact it is so simple that it is complex. His short stories are a reflection of socio-political life in colonial Bengal, the complex realities of identity, class, caste, gender and colonialism. Society and Culture. June 10, Many Bengali scholars have the view that the short story came of age in Bengali Literature with the writings of Rabindranath Tagore.
Sreekumar Banerjee states that it was Tagore among Bengali writers who first discovered the form of the short story its unprefaced opening, its quick movement and its suggestive culmination. These excerpts give one a fair beginning to a study of Tagores short stories. Translations almost half a century later have been included in Collected Stories from Rabindranath Tagore and Collected Stories Postmaster, Kabulliwalla, The Home-coming and The Return of Khokababu, are some of the finest examples of short stories revealing human psychology in its innocent simplicity and in most touching terms.
These short stories are seemingly simple but endowed with deep complexities delving deep into the intricacies of human mind. These short stories reveal the Primitive Man, living a happy life and making no complaints. In other words these characters have practiced taking life as it has been given to them or as it comes to them and thereby blessed with peace of mind.
The Hungry Stones, Living or Dead and The Skeleton are short stories with elements of supernaturalism, eerie and weird. An attempt has been made here to study some of these short stories of Tagore and present them in their critical perspective within the limits of space provided by the organizers. These short stories have been dealt with in different sections for cognitive convenience. Stories with an element of supernaturalism: Critics differ in their opinion on the supernaturalism in Tagores stories.
Dominic K V has stated, Tagore did not allow supernatural powers any role in his stories. In this context he also quotes K. Ramaswami Sastri: We must also bear in mind that Tagore has been a loving student of the best literatures of the West and that hence his art has acquired a new grace and power by such study, which has enabled him to take up life as it is around us and bring out its heights and depths before our eyes without that over-idealising tendency and obtrusion of the supernatural elements which were the chief defects of Indian fiction in the past.
Sastri, Many critics also have the view that some of Tagores stories having elements of supernaturalism add a variety and among the best of Tagores stories. Hungry Stones: The story is a strangers narration of his experiences as a collector of cotton duties at Barich on the banks of river Susta.
The stranger, a co-passenger in a journey happens to wait for sometime at a railway junction and he tells a strange story. Even at the beginning one of the listeners probably a skeptic feels the extraordinary person deliberately set about spinning the following yarn. According to the narrator, he had been visited by ghosts who belong to a distant past and as he nears the completion of his narration he tells his listeners that he was asked to tell the story of the strange beauty of his apparition; He is made an Ancient Mariner by Tagore.
The narration ends at this point, the stranger leaves abruptly to accompany an English gentleman beckoning him from the First Class compartment of the train.
At the end of the story the readers also have similar feelings, those of one of the listeners. The man evidently took us for fools and imposed upon us out of fun. The story is pure fabrication from start to finish. The listener who had such a feeling adds The discussion that followed ended in a lifelong rupture between my theosophist kinsman and myself.
A close scrutiny reveals that there is no supernaturalism in this story though it appears to have it at first sight. Once there was a King: This is another story attempting to make one believe in the unbelievable. But the author makes his intentions very clear even at the beginning: Ah! How we all love to be deluded! We have a secret dread of being thought ignorant. And we end by being ignorant after all, only we have done it in a long and roundabout way.
The story is about a young boy getting married to a pretty Princess before he realizes what has happened. He only knows that he is looked after well by a beautiful girl. As he grows older one day he has been asked to wait for the girl for that day she will reveal her true identity. He waits; the beautiful girl approaches to tell him that she is the Princess married to him, but finds him dead bitten by a serpent. The story ends abruptly leaving the reader in wonder.
Tagores stories exemplify the fact that he had analysed the feelings of women. On Tagores women Srinivasa Iyengar has stated, The women in his stories, of course, are splendidly womanly, frail and fair, yet wise and strong always or almost always more sinned against than sinning. Tagore plumbs the depths of the womanly heart, and behind the seeming wiles and helpless gestures he sees reserves of devotion and sacrifice.
One finds that this is true of even the characters in stories such as The Home-coming and The Cabuliwallah even though they have only minor roles. Tagore had been at Shelidaha to manage his fathers estates giving Tagore an opportunity to tour the villages, travelling in houseboats enjoying the expanse of waters, admiring nature and meeting with numberless unknown people, unique in their own right. Tagore gave names to these anonymous villagers He could see them as his neighbours could sympathise with them in their little joys and sorrows; he could reveal the petty selfishness, which dominates human life, and admire that best portion of a good mans life.
Dominic K V. Tagore created his characters from his close observation of people, ordinary, innocent and unknown yet transformed into extraordinary, bold and making their presence felt by their superb sacrifice but never caring for recognition. Tagores Kabuliwallah and The Home-coming are just two of the examples cited and can serve the purpose. Suketu Mehta states the following on his rereading Kabuliwallah: I recently reread Kabuliwallah, his short story about an Afghan merchants friendship with a little girl.
It is a sentimental tale, though not melodramatic. Toward the end, the upperclass Bengali narrator discovers, through a small picture a little girls handprint, carried across borders as a memento what he has in common with a murderous Afghan, something that spans the huge distance between them.
Selected Short Stories
I understood then that he was as I am, that he was a father just as I am a father. This what the best of Tagores stories do erase distinctions between the self and the other. The excerpt quoted, though long, gives one a good idea on what to expect from Tagores stories concerned with the people one can meet with in life.Anukul, an educated magistrate cannot accept that his son had been taken away from him though he has been returned to him now and he questions Raicharan. The despite being a naturally serious and thoughtful person, Tagore also had introduction of Rahmat as a caring father and his unmediated affection a healthy sense of humour.
The man who invented the proverb, 'The silent silence all antagonist', must have been unmarried. When, by dint of impatient footing of horn, our motor car reached the centre of the excited crowd, we found that the old municipal sweeper of our district was being beaten.
It was his belief that Mini was still the same.
Short Stories From Rabindranath Tagore
Society and Culture. These excerpts give one a fair beginning to a study of Tagores short stories. The times have changed, but my evil fortune persists.