In and Out of Time: The Hungry Artist

  • Ranjan Ghosh
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Education and Transculturalism book series (PSET)


In the operative ways of the world, Rabindranath Tagore sees a continuous inhaling and exhaling, a state of sleep and waking, a rhythm of acclivity and declivity and a halting and a restart.1 In absence and presence, in darkness and light, in concealment and manifestation is such a rhythm maintained. This speaks of a continuity – the yes and the no, the positive and the negative, the attraction and repulsion which become a part of the creative rhythm essential to our understanding of historical situatedness, our ever rhythmic connections with past and present. Tagore observes that ‘perfect balance in these opposing forces would lead to deadlock in creation. Life moves in the cadence of constant adjustment of opposites; it is a perpetual process of reconciliation of contradictions’.2


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  • Ranjan Ghosh
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  1. 1.Department of English StudiesUniversity of North BengalSilguriIndia

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