To a World Where Borders Wane THE POETIC EXUBERANCE AND BASHABI FRASER’S THE HOMING BIRD

  • Saptarshi Mallick Guest Faculty, Dept. of English,, St. Xavier’s College, Bardwan (W.B.)

Abstract

Through an expression of her/his own worldview and ideology, the poet is able to voice the ‘universal, human experience’ (Parthasarathy 11) interrogating the hypothesis of ‘marginality’ ‘to discover or posit a literary cultural tradition to which the Indian English poetry could be said to being’ (Paniker 12, 13). The English language is ‘a potent vehicle of progressive thought and passion’ for writers to voice their creative aspirations (Bose 515) through a creative homogeneity involving a cultural comprehension between the East and the West towards a ubiquitous magnitude by exploring the secrets of existence and discovering “the principle of unity in nature not through the help of meditation or abstract logic, but by boldly crossing barriers of diversity and peeping behind the screen” (“The Meeting” 379). Rabindranath Tagore had emphasized that the true and perfect relationship in life and society is based on love which facilitates ‘freedom
through cultivating a mutual sympathy’ as the principle ‘to solve the problem of mutual relationship’ and ‘liberate ourselves from the fetters of self and from all those passions that tend to be exclusive’ (“Freedom” 628). This essay reads Bashabi Fraser’s The Homing Bird as ‘a harmonious blending of voice, gesture and
movement, words and action, in which [Fraser’s] generosity of conduct is expressed’ (“Creative Unity” 495). This essay explores Fraser’s ‘dynamic character of the living truth’ which provided her the ‘enormous strength’ (Nehru xiii) through the canvas of her fourteen poems to judiciously address the necessity of
adhering to the integrating spirit of human unity, mutual-understanding, love and respect in this world, interrogating at once the divisive forces of society as “truth…has no dimension; it is One. Wherever our heart touches the One, in the small or the big, it finds the touch of the infinite” (“Creative Unity” 495). 

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(Dedication: I dedicate this essay to Dr Nizara Hazarika, Associate Professor of English, Sonapur College, Assam for her enthusiastic inspiration. )
Published
2018-07-07
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MALLICK, Saptarshi. To a World Where Borders Wane THE POETIC EXUBERANCE AND BASHABI FRASER’S THE HOMING BIRD. Drishti - The Sight, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 27-33, july 2018. ISSN 2319-8281. Available at: <http://drishtithesight.com/index.php/drishti/article/view/54>. Date accessed: 10 dec. 2018.
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