Abstract

his paper studies how Gitanja li transcended cultural boundaries carried and passed on to the European reader glimpses of Advaita and such great philosophy. In an era that continuously tended to manufacture a global culture under the spell cast by an invisible hegemonic force, it was really hard for individual cultures to survive. Many of them began to dissolve into the ever expanding sea of a synthetic merger of cultures. Many others were smudged out helplessly in the growing current of ‘pseudomodernisation’. Everything that was old, and own, was left with utter negligence in going with the current, seeking after the new. It had been the persistent scenario in the past couple of decades. Though, of late, signs of hope are visible, this is what prevailed in India too In a desperate endeavour to make an absolutely alien culture and way of living their own, large sections of the populace did let fall into oblivion the traditions and culture. It is terribly unfortunate for a country like India having the oldest and superlatively supreme of cultures in the world to have to tolerate such selfdestructing tendencies. Not that there are no serious endeavours going on to study and personalize our culture and most importantly what has been the very essence our existence, our philosophy and elaborate discourse on the truth and true spiritual knowledge treasured in the sacred texts. But those attempts turn increasingly trying even for Indians for such deep is the imprint that the modernized culture has left upon us.

How to Cite
K P, Ananthan. Gitanjali : A Distant Conception Made an Up-close Perception. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], nov. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2679>. Date accessed: 25 aug. 2019.