Saturday, December 17, 2011

Two Sisters-Rabindranath Tagore

Image courtesy Shubnum Gill

After completing 'eat pray love'  I was looking for some thing light,I chose Tagore's short novel 'Two Sisters' ......It is a story of two sisters Sarmila and Urmi (Urmimala).....This novel reflects the dual images of woman as mother and lover..The concept of the story is a simple one which shows the problems occured in the married life of a couple after some years..Sarmila marries Sasanka and they live happily for some time..She takes care of every small thing about him very carefully..Not just being a wife but she takes care of him like a mother..After some time he looses interest in her motherly love...When Sarmila falls ill suddenly,her sister Urmi mala have to stay with them to look after the household things of her sister's family...Urmi is a girl full of life,she is quite opposite to her sister...She is beautiful,enthusiastic,very active girl ...One should look after her..She is always at the receivng end like a child...Thus the two sisters represent the two personalities of women,one,homely and comforting and other outgoing,glamourous and provocating...Sasanka attaracted by Urmi,neglects his wife,business and all...Understanding her husband's miserable condition Sarmila prepares herself to accept Urmi as her co-wife....The love triangle ends with the departure of Urmi to Europe leaving the couple...The story is very simple but the author's narration gives a beautiful experience to readers...

It is impossible to get all the interesting qualities in one person...If we are not satisfied / happy  with what we have and keep on searching ,we have to love the whole world...:-) Isn't it ???

Some lines from the book...Sasanka addresses his wife....

""For goodness's sake,get hold of some god or deity like that Chakravarty wife.Its too much for me to withstand your attention all by myself..Sharing them with god would make it easier..The Gods can stand excesses,but man is frail...""

16 comments:

NBose said...

Again a lovely Tagore work....:)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

Lovely review. Provides a gist of the story and at the same time piques the interest of the reader enough to make him look up the book at his local library.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Nbose,
Thank you so much...:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ramakanth,
Thanks a ton for ur compliments.Nothing left to say about Tagore..His writings are just, too awesome..:-)I love to read rest of his writings..wish me all the best..:-)

DEE said...

CHANGED YOUR LAYOUT ?
AWSESOME !
NICE TO SEE IT AFTER A LONG TIME :)

Ramakant Pradhan said...

That's always there Naginiji. Hope to keep stopping by your blog in future as well to see your lovely paintings as well read the beautiful reviews.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Deepak,
heyy Dee.You are finally here.:-)...I was also not there in blogger since past 3 weeks..Thanks for the compliment..Pls keep visinting..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ramakanth,
Thanks a lot for your encouragement..:-)I'm blessed to have such sweet readers..:-)

Arti said...

Wonderful review! Glad to have you back, Nagini :) Would love to pick the book, surely.. looks like a simple tale of two sisters woven ever so beautifully :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Thanks a lot Arti for dropping by..:-)It gives a beautiful experience to the readers..It concerns the soul of Tagore's woman..Once again thanks for your lovely comment..:-)

Ashwini Dey said...

Nice Review !!!
As a Tagore fan, I have already read the book, so would say you really are a good reviewer...

Ashwini...

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

Thank you so much for your compliments Ashwini..:-)

D.Nambiar said...

Hmm...one more to my already long list of books to read. Thank you for the recommendation.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ D Nambiar,
Thank you so much for taking time and commenting..:-)Its a really good read.All the best..:-)

Archetypes India said...

I have not read this story.. yet reflect that in present circumstances, particularly the urbanite need more two-way companionship rather than merely lover or mother-like-caretaker.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Archetypes India,
I agree with you..This story also reflects the present circumstances,where it is not enough to have one good quality in a girl/boy,People are in search of more and more perfectness..:-)