Humanism in Short Stories of Rabindranath Tagore

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Research Scholoar ,Department of English, KLEF, Vaddeswaram. AP

2 Asst.Prof, Department of English, KLEF, Vaddeswaram. AP

3 Asst.Prof.,Department of English, PVP Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Vijayawada, AP

4 Assoc.Prof, Department of English, St.Ann’s College of Engineering and Technology, Chirala, AP.


Humanism is a Renaissance doctrine. It aims at a life devoid of blind faith and asserts ability and accountability to read a moral conduct for the greater common good. Tagore’s humanism focuses on the fact that humanism is not one thing but many. Through his short stories, Tagore has focused social issues such as inter-caste marriages, children’s agony, women’s suffering, superstitions beliefs, bigoted orthodoxy and growing gulf between urban and rural. His stories showed him that he was a great humanist and universalist- a true citizen of the world. He believed that the mind has more important than matter. He also believed in the essential unity of man and the University of the Mind.
In this paper, I explore some of the select short stories of Tagore to prove him as a great universal humanist.