At no stage could the mistress accept that her son might be dead.
Then came the rainy season, and day after day the rain poured down in torrents. Tagore plumbs the depths of the womanly heart, and behind the seeming wiles and helpless gestures he sees reserves of devotion and sacrifice. Masses of foam, carried swiftly past, proved to the eye the swiftness of the stream.
Only the river ran on, with its splashing, gurgling noise as before,--as though it knew nothing at all, and had no time to attend to such a tiny human event as the death of a child.
Which may be important as Tagore may be suggesting that the mistress may feel incomplete having lost one child and not have had another. From time to time there was a deep thud, as the river-banks crumbled. Taken from his Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Tagore may be exploring the theme of sacrifice.
The baby saw the river rushing by, splashing and gurgling as it went. Hence, the lyrical story is a natural product of Tagore's genius. Raicharan takes pride in his work and finds great pleasure in the child. It is as though Raicharan longs for the guilt he feels to dissipate.
Bimala's realisation[ edit ] Towards the end of the book Sandip convinces Bimala to steal from her husband, Nikhil. But Raicharan had no wish that evening to go splashing knee-deep through the mud to reach the flowers.
Raicharan was wont to take these out, and put them on his little charge with ceremonial pride, whenever they went for a walk. He took good care of him, until the time that the little Master Anukul grew up and got married. Raicharan is a kind-hearted man who would rather do the right thing than the wrong thing.
They are ordinary men and women, and children and babies… There were none before or after him, who portrayed these categories of characters with so much insight and sympathy. What was inflammable has been burnt to ashes; what is left is deathless. He asked him many questions, and offered to take him back into service.
Raicharan smiled faintly, and said in reply; "I want to make obeisance to my mistress. This idolisation comes about due to her freedom, though. It seemed as though the disobedient wavelets themselves were running away from some greater Raicharan with the laughter of a thousand children.
Nationalism[ edit ] While the entire novel centres around the Swadeshi movement, the author of the novel is not advocating it but rather warning his audience of the dangers of such a movement.
And then--where could an old man like Raicharan get such a boy from. All his former influence passed to the new mistress. This is demonstrated in Bimala's daily ritual of "taking the dust", an Indian ritual of reverence not usually performed by a wife to her husband.
His wife was buying, at an exorbitant price, a herb from a mendicant quack, which was said to ensure the birth of a child. Artukul tried to reason his wife out of this wholly unjust suspicion: Through her interactions with Sandip, she is introduced to the truth of " shakti " female poweryet her life with Nikhil is centred on the truth of conjugality.
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Mar 22, · My Lord the Baby (Rabindranath Tagore) Synopsis The Author of this story, Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in the field of Literature. He was a Bengalese who was born in at Calcutta.
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