Singing Thy Sweet Radiance Encircling the Gem like World: A Comparative Study between Gerard Manley Hopkins and Rabindranath Tagore

Mohammad Kaosar Ahmed, Sultana Jahan

Abstract


Rabindranath Tagore, the first Nobel- Laureate in the Indian sub-continent journeyed all spheres of the domain of Bangla Literature in 19th century. His works are viewed in the West as spiritual and mercurial. On the other hand, Born in Victorian England and being influenced by the Oxford Movement, Hopkins decided to convert into restricted form of Catholicism, Jesuit life that made him culturally isolated. Despite having different religious and socio-cultural background their central philosophical concern is in most cases similar. Shading   light on their views about nature, devotion to God, spiritual agony, this article goes deep into their values and beliefs and makes an analogy between them.

 


Keywords


Agnosticism, God, Nature, devotee, religion

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References


Gardner, W.H. (Ed.). (1953). Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose. London: Penguin Books Ltd.

Chaudhuri, Sukanta. (Ed.). (2004). Selected Poems: Rabindranath Tagore. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Bhattacharyya, Subhankar and Chakraborty, Mayukh. (Ed.). (2007). Gitanjali: Song Offerings. Kolkata: Parul.

Watsan J.R. (Ed.). (1989). The Poetry of Gerard Manly Hopkins: A Critical Study. NewYork: Penguin Books Ltd.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.2n.3p.211

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