In the postmaster, the relationship between the postmaster and the young chipmunk-like ratan encompasses something more than just paternal/filial attachment nonsexual though their relationship is, it still involves the special magic that only the feminine presence can conjure. From the other side of the world, dostoevsky's the brothers karamazov has a character named ivan he tried to understand the world objectively, using reason and science evolution, medicine, science, philosophy and mathematics were his chief tools to gain an understanding of human subjective world. Brahman's son (lightness of character) the postmaster (concludes as being light in character) ratan (brings weight to his life. The strongest attribute of the postmaster is that he represents to ratan a world that is so strongly different than her own in the end, though, he is shown to be limited emotionally and nowhere near the level of moral stature and transcendence of ratan.
The illness persuades the postmaster that he cannot cope with village life he applies for a transfer and although ratan diligently continues to study her old lessons, the postmaster has lost interest in teaching her further. In the postmaster, the titular character teaches his servant girl, ratan, to read and write, not realising the significant impact this will have on her life the conclusion is a comedy that concerns itself with the trials and humour of marriage. The lead character of tagore's story is loosely modelled on a postmaster he knew in east bengal satyajit ray's postmaster was part of teen kanya , an anthology of three adaptations from tagore.
Before leaving the postmaster called ratan and gave her his entire salary and told her that he will tell the new postmaster to take good care of ratan as he used to so she need not to worry ratan burst into tears at this. The postmaster relationship between 'the postmaster and 'the castaway'both have written by rabindranath tagore 'the postmaster' as suggested by the title revolves around the life of a postmaster and his servant named ratan in a small isolated village. Imdb's advanced search allows you to run extremely powerful queries over all people and titles in the database find exactly what you're looking for.
154 pdf created with pdffactory pro trial version wwwpdffactorycom the opening story, the postmaster (first published in 1891), one of tagore's widely acknowledged short masterpieces with multiple translations, is an embodiment of the writer's empathy for a poor, illiterate, young country girl, ratan, who is faced with the creeping. Companionship, explain about the postmaster's and ratan's relationship also explain how they depend on each other the contrast between the city and the village, best from the postmaster's point of view. Ratan who was a human being after allthis is why when the letter arrived bringing the news of rejection of his application for transfer, she was sure the postman would surely take her with him to calcutta for she thought. Ratan is a contrast character to postmaster she is very happy to be in company of him she does all household work with utmost care for a little food.
The postmaster the postmaster first took up his duties in the village of ulapur though the village was a small one, there was an indigo factory near by, and the proprietor, an englishman, had managed to get a post office established. Ratan did not utter even a single word when the postmaster informed her that he was leaving ulapur for good as his application for a transfer had been rejected. Perhaps, tagore portrayed ratan as the true protagonist to the story, therefore the title is the way it is the postmaster is of significant value, as it means family for ratan author ll posted on november 25, 2017 categories commonplace.
In the postmaster by rabindranath tagore, how is indian society reflected this excellent short story reflects the true poverty faced by so many in rural india in the form of the backwater where the postmaster, himself a young man coming from calcutta, has his first job. In most of his short stories, dramas and novels, the protagonist is a female character for instance, ratan in the postmaster, nirupama in dena paona, and binodini in chokher bali are a few to name among the most famous protagonists created by the bard of bengal. The postmaster poet novelist painter and musician rabindranath tagore created the modern short story in written in the s during a period of relative isolation his.