Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : The study of Tolstoy and Tagore explores the most diverse approaches to human existence


‘THE THEORY OF EXISISTENTIALISM’ IN THE WORKS OF TOLSTOYTO TAGORE-A COMPARATIVE STUDY

Soujannya Diwan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 2140-2141

This paper is an in- dept exploration of the connection between the Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore and the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. As both, Tolstoy and Tagore were great humanists, made strong holds against colonialism and imperialism. The main motto of these writers was to have peace bent of mind globally. According to Tolstoy, A belief system should be strengthened in accordance with reason and knowledge, which an individual establishes with the infinite world around him/her, that leads to the practical rule of life. Leo Tolstoy understood religion lies in the true connection to the universe. The essence of any religion exists solely in the answer to the self-questioned is Why Do I exist? Hence the concept of existence is much appreciated in the art works of Tolstoy. Tagore’s concept of self is all about analyzing the capabilities of being human with nature. An individual finds her/him in finding an intimacy with nature. Tagore’s vision was to lift an individual out of stale air of common life to regions where man’s ordinary existence is subsumed by a life of passion and power.Therefore, the art of supreme being is overviewed in the flair works of Tagore.