Overview for Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore: A Study in Comparison
This study seeks to explore the common ground between the two representative poet-prophets of the USA and India and their concern for the welfare of the common man. The divergent family backgrounds of the two visionaries have also been studied with a view to bringing out the individual poetic perception of each, the entire humanity being their concern. Both the poets seek to span earth and heaven with a rainbow bridge of synthesis and integration. Both of them glorify the innocence of childhood and value the dignity of human personality which as a microcosm reflects all the splendour of the macrocosm. Their love of freedom is manifested in the advocacy of free verse as a medium to freely and fully express the urges and aspirations of the human heart.
C.N. Sastry (Author)
Chaturvedula Narasimha Sastry has been associated with a number of literary organisations and projects. He served as a member of the Bharatiya Jnanpeeth Award committee and a membe rof the executive of sahitya Akademi of andhra Pradesh, and acted as Telugu Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature. In 1986, Shri Sastry was granted UGC Fellowship to write a book on Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore. Earlier, in 1960, he was invited as a participant in Sahitya Samaroh. He has been recipient of several awards and honours.