shabd-logo
Shabd Book - Shabd.in

The Home and the World

Rabindranath Tagore

49 Chapters
1 Person has added to Library
1 Readers
Completed on 6 October 2023
Free

The Home and the World is a novel that reads like an allegory on the failure of the Indian nationalist projects, circling around the issues of “Home” versus “World,” tradition versus modernity, created by the active involvement of the colonisers in the cultural, economic and administrative life of the colonised. 

0.0(0)

More Books by Rabindranath Tagore

Other Other books

ଏକ କ୍ଲାସିକ୍ ଓଡିଆ ଉପନ୍ୟାସ ସୁରେନ୍ଦ୍ର ମହାନ୍ତିଙ୍କ "ନିଲାସାଇଲା" ନିଲାସାଇଲା ପାହାଡ ନିକଟରେ ଥିବା ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଓଡିଶାର ପୃଷ୍ଠଭୂମି ବିରୁଦ୍ଧରେ ଉନ୍ମୋଚିତ ହୋଇଛି। ଏଥିରେ ବାରାଜୁଙ୍କ କାହାଣୀ କୁହାଯାଇଛି, ଜଣେ ଯୁବକ ନିଜ ଦେଶ ସହିତ ଗଭୀର ଭାବରେ ସଂଯୁକ୍ତ |

ବାରାଜୁଙ୍କ ଜୀବନ ତାଙ୍କ ଗାଁର girl ିଅ ନୀଲାଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ଏକ ନିରୀହ ପ୍ରେମ ଦ୍ୱାରା ଚିହ୍ନିତ | ସେମାନଙ୍କର ପିଲାଦିନ ଖେଳାତ୍ମକ ପାରସ୍ପରିକ କ୍ରିୟା ଏବଂ ପ୍ରକୃତିର ସ beauty ନ୍ଦର୍ଯ୍ୟରେ ପରିପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ | ଅବଶ୍ୟ, ଯେତେବେଳେ ନିଲା ଅନ୍ୟକୁ ପ୍ରତିଜ୍ଞା କରାଯାଏ ସେତେବେଳେ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରେମ ଏକ ଦୁ ic ଖଦ ପୃଥକତାର ସମ୍ମୁଖୀନ ହୁଏ |

ଏହି ଉପନ୍ୟାସରେ ବାରାଜୁଙ୍କ ସ୍ଥାୟୀ ପ୍ରେମ, ଅଲଗା ହେବାର ଯନ୍ତ୍ରଣା ଏବଂ ସାନ୍ତ୍ୱନା ସନ୍ଧାନରେ ଦୂର ଦେଶକୁ ତାଙ୍କର ଯାତ୍ରା ଚିତ୍ରିତ ହୋଇଛି | ନୀଲା ମଧ୍ୟ ତାଙ୍କ ବିବାହିତ ଜୀବନର ପରୀକ୍ଷଣକୁ ଅନୁଭବ କରନ୍ତି |

"ନୀଲାସାଇଲା" କେବଳ ପ୍ରେମ ଏବଂ କ୍ଷତିର ବିଷୟବସ୍ତୁକୁ ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ କରେ ନାହିଁ ବରଂ ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଓଡିଶାର ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ ପରମ୍ପରା ଏବଂ ରୀତିନୀତିରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଅନୁଧ୍ୟାନ କରେ | ଜୀବନର ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ନୀଲାସାଇଲା ପାହାଡଗୁଡ଼ିକ ସ୍ଥିରତାର ପ୍ରତୀକ |

ଗୀତିକାର ଗଦ୍ୟ ଏବଂ ଉଜ୍ଜ୍ୱଳ ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ, ଉପନ୍ୟାସ ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଜୀବନର ମହତ୍ତ୍ capt କୁ କାବ୍ୟ କରି ଏହାକୁ ମାନବ ଭାବନାର ଏକ ଅବିସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ ଏବଂ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ଏବଂ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ମାତୃଭୂମି ମଧ୍ୟରେ ସ୍ଥାୟୀ ସଂଯୋଗରେ ପରିଣତ କଲା - shabd.in

ଏକ କ୍ଲାସିକ୍ ଓଡିଆ ଉପନ୍ୟାସ ସୁରେନ୍ଦ୍ର ମହାନ୍ତିଙ୍କ "ନିଲାସାଇଲା" ନିଲାସାଇଲା ପାହାଡ ନିକଟରେ ଥିବା ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଓଡିଶାର ପୃଷ୍ଠଭୂମି ବିରୁଦ୍ଧରେ ଉନ୍ମୋଚିତ ହୋଇଛି। ଏଥିରେ ବାରାଜୁଙ୍କ କାହାଣୀ କୁହାଯାଇଛି, ଜଣେ ଯୁବକ ନିଜ ଦେଶ ସହିତ ଗଭୀର ଭାବରେ ସଂଯୁକ୍ତ | ବାରାଜୁଙ୍କ ଜୀବନ ତାଙ୍କ ଗାଁର girl ିଅ ନୀଲାଙ୍କ ପ୍ରତି ଏକ ନିରୀହ ପ୍ରେମ ଦ୍ୱାରା ଚିହ୍ନିତ | ସେମାନଙ୍କର ପିଲାଦିନ ଖେଳାତ୍ମକ ପାରସ୍ପରିକ କ୍ରିୟା ଏବଂ ପ୍ରକୃତିର ସ beauty ନ୍ଦର୍ଯ୍ୟରେ ପରିପୂର୍ଣ୍ଣ | ଅବଶ୍ୟ, ଯେତେବେଳେ ନିଲା ଅନ୍ୟକୁ ପ୍ରତିଜ୍ଞା କରାଯାଏ ସେତେବେଳେ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ପ୍ରେମ ଏକ ଦୁ ic ଖଦ ପୃଥକତାର ସମ୍ମୁଖୀନ ହୁଏ | ଏହି ଉପନ୍ୟାସରେ ବାରାଜୁଙ୍କ ସ୍ଥାୟୀ ପ୍ରେମ, ଅଲଗା ହେବାର ଯନ୍ତ୍ରଣା ଏବଂ ସାନ୍ତ୍ୱନା ସନ୍ଧାନରେ ଦୂର ଦେଶକୁ ତାଙ୍କର ଯାତ୍ରା ଚିତ୍ରିତ ହୋଇଛି | ନୀଲା ମଧ୍ୟ ତାଙ୍କ ବିବାହିତ ଜୀବନର ପରୀକ୍ଷଣକୁ ଅନୁଭବ କରନ୍ତି | "ନୀଲାସାଇଲା" କେବଳ ପ୍ରେମ ଏବଂ କ୍ଷତିର ବିଷୟବସ୍ତୁକୁ ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ କରେ ନାହିଁ ବରଂ ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଓଡିଶାର ସାଂସ୍କୃତିକ ପରମ୍ପରା ଏବଂ ରୀତିନୀତିରେ ମଧ୍ୟ ଅନୁଧ୍ୟାନ କରେ | ଜୀବନର ପରିବର୍ତ୍ତନ ମଧ୍ୟରେ ନୀଲାସାଇଲା ପାହାଡଗୁଡ଼ିକ ସ୍ଥିରତାର ପ୍ରତୀକ | ଗୀତିକାର ଗଦ୍ୟ ଏବଂ ଉଜ୍ଜ୍ୱଳ ବର୍ଣ୍ଣନା ମାଧ୍ୟମରେ, ଉପନ୍ୟାସ ଗ୍ରାମୀଣ ଜୀବନର ମହତ୍ତ୍ capt କୁ କାବ୍ୟ କରି ଏହାକୁ ମାନବ ଭାବନାର ଏକ ଅବିସ୍ମରଣୀୟ ଅନୁସନ୍ଧାନ ଏବଂ ବ୍ୟକ୍ତି ଏବଂ ସେମାନଙ୍କ ମାତୃଭୂମି ମଧ୍ୟରେ ସ୍ଥାୟୀ ସଂଯୋଗରେ ପରିଣତ କଲା

Suvalaxmi Mohanty
0
Free

Parts

1

Chapter One

3 October 2023
1
0
0

Bimala's Story MOTHER, today there comes back to mind the vermilion mark [1] at the parting of your hair, the __sari__ [2] which you used to wear, with its wide red border, and those wonderful eyes o

2

Chapter two

3 October 2023
0
0
0

My husband was very eager to take me out of __purdah__. [6] One day I said to him: "What do I want with the outside world?" "The outside world may want you," he replied. "If the outside world has g

3

Chapter three

3 October 2023
0
0
0

IF one had to fill in, little by little, the gap between day and night, it would take an eternity to do it. But the sun rises and the darkness is dispelled—a moment is sufficient to overcome an infini

4

Chapter four

3 October 2023
0
0
0

THIS was the time when Sandip Babu with his followers came to our neighbourhood to preach __Swadeshi__. There is to be a big meeting in our temple pavilion. We women are sitting there, on one side, b

5

Chapter five

3 October 2023
0
0
0

When I returned, Sandip Babu was tenderly apologetic. "I am afraid we have spoilt your appetite," he said. I felt greatly ashamed. Indeed, I had been too indecently quick over my dinner. With a littl

6

Chapter six

3 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story One day I had the faith to believe that I should be able to bear whatever came from my God. I never had the trial. Now I think it has come. I used to test my strength of mind by imagi

7

Chapter seven

3 October 2023
0
0
0

I have known my master these thirty years. Neither calumny, nor disaster, nor death itself has any terrors for him. Nothing could have saved me, born as I was into the traditions of this family of our

8

Chapter eight

3 October 2023
0
0
0

Sandip's Story The impotent man says: "That which has come to my share is mine." And the weak man assents. But the lesson of the whole world is: "That is really mine which I can snatch away." My coun

9

Chapter nine

3 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story I WONDER what could have happened to my feeling of shame. The fact is, I had no time to think about myself. My days and nights were passing in a whirl, like an eddy with myself in the

10

Chapter ten

3 October 2023
0
0
0

Sandip's Story I can see that something has gone wrong. I got an inkling of it the other day. Ever since my arrival, Nikhil's sitting-room had become a thing amphibious—half women's apartment, half

11

Chapter eleven

3 October 2023
0
0
0

I was aware that it is unsafe suddenly to awake a sleep-walker. But I am so impetuous by nature, a halting gait does not suit me. I knew I was overbold that day. I knew that the first shock of such id

12

Chapter twelve

3 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story I WAS never self-conscious. But nowadays I often try to take an outside view—to see myself as Bimal sees me. What a dismally solemn picture it makes, my habit of taking things too seri

13

Chapter 13

4 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  At first I suspected nothing, feared nothing; I simply felt dedicated to my country. What a stupendous joy there was in this unquestioning surrender. Verily had I realized how, in tho

14

Chapter 14

4 October 2023
0
0
0

For some time all talk of the country's cause has been dropped. Our conversation nowadays has become full of modern sex-problems, and various other matters, with a sprinkling of poetry, both old Vaish

15

Chapter 15

4 October 2023
0
0
0

When I was about to enter the sitting-room, I saw Sandip immersed in an illustrated catalogue of British Academy pictures, with his back to the door. He has a great notion of himself as an expert in m

16

Chapter 16

4 October 2023
0
0
0

My sister-in-law was absorbed in her betel-nuts, the suspicion of a smile playing about her lips, as if nothing untoward had happened. She was still humming the same song. "Why has your Thako been ca

17

Chapter 17

4 October 2023
0
0
0

Sandip's Story  When I read these pages of the story of my life I seriously question myself: Is this Sandip? Am I made of words? Am I merely a book with a covering of flesh and blood? The earth is n

18

Chapter 18

4 October 2023
0
0
0

A question has been worrying me the last few days. Why am I allowing my life to become entangled with Bimala's? Am I a drifting log to be caught up at any and every obstacle? Not that I have any fals

19

Chapter 19

4 October 2023
0
0
0

Then again there is Nikhil. Crank though he be, laugh at him as I may, I cannot get rid of the idea that he is my friend. At first I gave no thought to his point of view, but of late it has begun to s

20

Chapter 20

4 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story  EVERYTHING is rippling and waving with the flood of August. The young shoots of rice have the sheen of an infant's limbs. The water has invaded the garden next to our house. The morni

21

Chapter 21

4 October 2023
0
0
0

I had just made the discovery that it was useless to keep up a pretence of reading in my room outside, and also that it was equally beyond me to busy myself attending to anything at all—so that all th

22

Chapter 22

4 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  The change which had, in a moment, come over the mind of Bengal was tremendous. It was as if the Ganges had touched the ashes of the sixty thousand sons of Sagar [18] which no fire co

23

Chapter 23

4 October 2023
0
0
0

In Bengal the machinery of time being thus suddenly run at full pressure, things which were difficult became easy, one following soon after another. Nothing could be held back any more, even in our co

24

Chapter 24

4 October 2023
0
0
0

Suksar, within our estates, is one of the biggest trade centres in the district. On one side of a stretch of water there is held a daily bazar; on the other, a weekly market. During the rains when thi

25

Chapter 25

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story  Panchu's wife has just died of a lingering consumption. Panchu must undergo a purification ceremony to cleanse himself of sin and to propitiate his community. The community has calcul

26

Chapter 26

5 October 2023
0
0
0

It was vacation time, and many youths of our village and its neighbourhood had come home from their schools and colleges. They attached themselves to Sandip's leadership with enthusiasm, and some, in

27

Chapter 27

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story A FEW days later, my master brought Panchu round to me. His __zamindar__, it appeared, had fined him a hundred rupees, and was threatening him with ejectment. "For what fault?" I enqu

28

Chapter 28

5 October 2023
0
0
0

One afternoon, when I happened to be specially busy, word came to my office room that Bimala had sent for me. I was startled. "Who did you say had sent for me?" I asked the messenger. "The Rani Moth

29

Chapter 29

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Sandip's Story  Bimala sent for me that day, but for a time she could not utter a word; her eyes kept brimming up to the verge of overflowing. I could see at once that she had been unsuccessful with

30

Chapter 30

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Sandip's Story  WE are men, we are kings, we must have our tribute. Ever since we have come upon the Earth we have been plundering her; and the more we claimed, the more she submitted. From primeval

31

Chapter 31

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Our work proceeds apace. But though we have shouted ourselves hoarse, proclaiming the Mussulmans to be our brethren, we have come to realize that we shall never be able to bring them wholly round to o

32

Chapter 32

5 October 2023
0
0
0

When I next saw Bimala I pitched my key high without further ado. "Have we been able," I began, "to believe with all our heart in the god for whose worship we have been born all these millions of year

33

Chapter 33

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story  PARAGRAPHS and letters against me have begun to come out in the local papers; cartoons and lampoons are to follow, I am told. Jets of wit and humour are being splashed about, and the

34

Chapter 34

5 October 2023
0
0
0

I am worried over Panchu's sham aunt. It will be difficult to disprove her, for though witnesses of a real event may be few or even wanting, innumerable proofs of a thing that has not happened can alw

35

Chapter 35

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  Who could have thought that so much would happen in this one life? I feel as if I have passed through a whole series of births, time has been flying so fast, I did not feel it move at

36

Chapter 36

5 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  FOR a time I was utterly at a loss to think of any way of getting that money. Then, the other day, in the light of intense excitement, suddenly the whole picture stood out clear befor

37

Chapter 37

5 October 2023
0
0
0

"The money, Queen?" said Sandip with his keen glance full on my face. Amulya also fixed his gaze on me. Though not my own mother's child, yet the dear lad is brother to me; for mother is mother all t

38

Chapter 38

6 October 2023
0
0
0

When my husband nowadays comes in for his meals I feel I cannot sit before him; and yet it is such a shame not to be near him that I feel I cannot do that either. So I seat myself where we cannot look

39

Chapter 39

6 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story  I LEARNT from my master that Sandip had joined forces with Harish Kundu, and there was to be a grand celebration of the worship of the demon-destroying Goddess. Harish Kundu was extor

40

Chapter 40

6 October 2023
0
0
0

What is this? Our Chakua sub-treasury looted! A remittance of seven thousand five hundred rupees was due from there to headquarters. The local cashier had changed the cash at the Government Treasury i

41

Chapter 41

6 October 2023
0
0
0

On returning home I asked my master to come over. He shook his head gravely. "I see no good in this," said he—"this setting aside of conscience and putting the country in its place. All the sins of th

42

Chapter 42

6 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  Amulya is due to return from Calcutta this morning. I told the servants to let me know as soon as he arrived, but could not keep still. At last I went outside to await him in the sitt

43

Chapter 43

6 October 2023
0
0
0

"I have had no peace of mind, Amulya," I said to him, "ever since I sent you off to sell my jewels." "Why, Sister Rani?" "I was afraid lest you should get into trouble with them, lest they should

44

Chapter 44

6 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  WITH Amulya's departure my heart sank within me. On what perilous adventure had I sent this only son of his mother? O God, why need my expiation have such pomp and circumstance? Could

45

Chapter 45

6 October 2023
0
0
0

I had just sat down to make some cakes for Amulya when the Bara Rani came upon the scene. "Oh dear," she exclaimed, "has it come to this that you must make cakes for your own birthday?" "Is there no

46

Chapter 46

6 October 2023
0
0
0

Rumour became busy on every side. The police were continually in and out. The servants of the house were in a great flurry. Khema, my maid, came up to me and said: "Oh, Rani Mother! for goodness" sak

47

Chapter 47

6 October 2023
0
0
0

Nikhil's Story  TODAY we are going to Calcutta. Our joys and sorrows lie heavy on us if we merely go on accumulating them. Keeping them and accumulating them alike are false. As master of the house I

48

Chapter 48

6 October 2023
0
0
0

I returned slowly towards the inner apartments. The Bara Rani's room must have been drawing me again. It had become an absolute necessity for me, that day, to feel that this life of mine had been able

49

Chapter 49

6 October 2023
0
0
0

Bimala's Story  Come, come! Now is the time to set sail towards that great confluence, where the river of love meets the sea of worship. In that pure blue all the weight of its muddiness sinks and di

---