Mohammad A. Quayum
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received September 09, 2016; Accepted September 19, 2016; Published January 14, 2017
This essay investigates Rabindranath Tagore’s portrayal of antagonists or adversarial characters in a select body of his short stories, and argues that his perception of the antagonist is rooted in the influences of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad-Gita on his literary sensibility. Cut off from the paramatman and their antar-karana, his antagonists live in adviya and in rajasic or tamasic states.