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Girish Karnad spoke about Rabindranth Tagore being a good poet but with unbearable dramas. In justification, he told. Tagore's contemporary time did not accept his plays for commercial purpose.
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Asked by soumyen sarkar, 09 Nov '12 10:08 pm
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Gurudev is one of the best known poet of India in the world. I am not even worthy of touching his chappals. I do not understand why Girish has begun commenting on many, these days. Looks like he is trying to draw attention of the people to himself.
Answered by Francisco, 09 Nov '12 10:45 pm

 
  
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In the first place, I feel GK should keep his thinking about this great personality, Rabindranath Tagore , to himself. Holding his opinion expressly in public may turn out to be misleading. . He must have seen just a glimpse of Rabindranath's philosophy and his contribution to literature. One needs competence to comprehend, fathom and discover the greatness of a great person. Had Shakespeare commented on Rabindranath, people wouldn't have reflected twice before accepting his opinion....as they're doing hundred times in this case... we must look at our potential n capability before trying to reach out to something which is beyond our reach to judge.......,,

Not much can be guessed about the reason of this criticism except an effort to draw some measure of attention by GK........
Answered by aruna v, 10 Nov '12 01:39 am

 
  
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Only one comment.He has gone mad after his criticism of Naipaul.He does not understand what he speaks.We call Maharshi Tagore for his contribution to literature n Nobel Prize.If Kanad underestimates him, he is abusing himself not the Maharshi.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 09 Nov '12 10:21 pm

 
  
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I am not a big scholar to pass judgement on works of people like Tagore. I am curious in which mouse-hole was this gentleman Karnad was buried so far and what took him so much time to come out with this assessment
Answered by Vikram, 09 Nov '12 10:19 pm

 
  
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Girish is jealous as he did not get any noble peace prize.it is awesome and out of frustration,he has no comparsion to tagoreji.
Answered by Ramesh Agarwal, 09 Nov '12 10:11 pm

 
  
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He is doing publicity stunt, he degrades himself if you dont like someone you dont read their books,paintings or poems
Answered by kamini joshi, 09 Nov '12 10:11 pm

 
  
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If you do not want further controversies , kindly avoid controversial questions , except God no one knows who is better or worse , we can not sit on judgment , how ever criticism should be positive and only to the related field of work , there should be no character assassination or malicious propaganda against any one .
it is very normal to criticize Nobel luarate particularly belonging to literatures . after all they all beleive in expression through decent languages
Answered by MIKE, 10 Nov '12 09:34 am

 
  
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It is his personal comments only
Answered by truth exposed, 09 Nov '12 10:25 pm

 
  
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