Is Women’s Emancipation the Underlying Current of Tagore’s English Plays?

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Dr. Jayashree Premkumar Shet, Dr. Tribhuwan Kumar


Hall (2007) opines, “One is not born a woman; one becomes one.” To unmake ‘the made’ woman literature has to play a gargantuan role besides just mirroring the contemporary society. It has been possible from time immemorial by progressive writers. This study explored whether Tagore’s plays told the sufferings of women, whether they had lead female characters who were role models for the future women.  Rabindranath Tagore was a universally accepted humanitarian, is being examined here and proved that he was not just  a universal poet, but also as a visionary sage who advocated gender equality along with his thoughts on humanity, universal love, work as worship, and rebirth for the entire world. The probe into Rabindranath Tagore’s oeuvre made us wonder at his conception of feministic thoughts and marvel at his females playing feminist roles who were at the centre of the stage even when feminism was not at its pre-conceived stage.

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