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Rabindranath Tagore was a second rate playwright - Girish Karnad

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Category: Culture
Date: 09/11/2012
Tags: Rabindranath Tagore, Girish Karnad, second rate playwright
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Girish Karnad says that Rabindranath Tagore was a great poet but a second rate playwright.

Karnad' arguments are:

1 . He produced his plays but those were never produced by his contemporaries.
The contemporary Bengali theatre never accepted them.

2. In the last 50 years, India has produced many playwrights like Badal Sarcar, Mohan Rakesh and Vijay Tendulkar, who are better than Tagore.

3. The poorer people in his plays are really cardboard characters. They have no passion and anguish at all... His plays did not have any impact. For instance, Bengali theatre personality Girish Ghosh and others were not influenced by him.

4. People have the tendency to be reverential about people and think that they are marvellous because they got Nobel prize or something like that.

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I think Mr. Karnad either totally lost his mind... or he might be hungry for media's limelight.... How could a person, so intellectually enlightened, like him, talk such "NONSENSE"jQuery17107419600891880691_1352532331707??

Posted by Sumana Chakraborty on 10/11/2012 at 02:27 AM

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