Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Forgive my languor

Geetanjali by Rabindranath Tagore became a controversy and surprisingly it happened in a country like Russia. The issue raised was that it was pro terrorism. Strange! The book that won a Nobel Prize to Tagore is by and large a devotional work and no where it denotes any note of terror. It quite softly deals with human behaviour and approach in the context of routine dealings. In a way it is quite devotional a work inspiring people to submit to God, the Almighty. A line from the book reading as “…forgive my languor O! Lord if ever I lag behind” is enough to amply reveal the very spirit of it and it is very difficult to understand the reasons behind all this fuss.

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