International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 9, Part E (2015)
A search for universal love and brotherhood in Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’
Dr. Vitthal V Parab
A well-known writer Rabindranath Tagore, the minstrel of Mother India, occupies a frontal position in the galaxy of the prophets of Humanism. He became the first-ever Asian writer to be awarded a Nobel Prize in 1913 for translated version of his cycle of song-poems, Gitanjali. It is noteworthy to know that Rabindranath Tagore’s creations and activities has a common feeling that is his love for Man in other words his love for humanity by enforcing the values of humanity such as peace and harmony in the nation at large. Tagore’s poetry Gitanjali reflects his desperate efforts to see the world to live in peace and harmony in reality. He strives hard and hard to foster the values of humanity and bring the happiness in the land by encouraging the masses to love one another, live in peace and lead a harmonious life full of contentment. Tagore’s goal is to channelize the streams of nationalism to the direction of universalism by freeing human soul from all bondage and pettiness of the world and thereby transcending itself into a search for universal love and brotherhood that the Lord provides to the mankind. This Research paper is an attempt to get a glimpse of Tagore’s philosophy of humanism. This paper aims at studying Rabindranath Tagore’s Poetry Gitanjali as the poetry that fosters peace and harmony in the Nation at large.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Vitthal V Parab. A search for universal love and brotherhood in Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Gitanjali’. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(9): 266-269.