Tagore and Caste: Gora
ABSTRACT: Asking a question to someone to know the name directly constructs the whole identity of a person in terms of caste, religion and community. Such a recurring phenomenon in Tagore’s novel Gora demonstrates the internalized Casteism. The presenter’s aim is to construe the text in terms of prejudice and social upheaval because of the use of English in Indian Bengali society and the use of specific tone to represent social imbalance. Tagore focuses on Sectarianism. The main point can be, the people are more inclined to strengthen their sects or religion rather than biasing others’. The researcher will get help of the theories like Marxism and the ideology of Orientalism (not in terms of Eastern and Western countries but different sects and religion) in unmasking the social veiled evils. These literary theories will aid the researcher to make an argument that the regional sects of India are constructing or constructed by a preconceived archetype or false assumption by redefining it. It can be said that Gora is all about social inequality and Indian Orientalism in terms of sects and religions. The oriental study of Gora brings out ideological biases; it can be considered a reason for the study of Tagore and Caste. The conclusion can be that the problem of internalized casteism can be amputated by interaction and exchanging human love and social intercourse.
Mahesh B. Dholiya,
Government Engineering College, Bhavnagar,
L.R. Valia Arts & Mehta Commerce College, Bhavnagar
Bhavnagar – 364 001, Gujarat.
Tagore and Caste
It is quite reasonably known that in India naming ceremony of the children always represents their caste and class...