International Journal of Education and Psychological Research

(Print and Online Peer Reviewed Journal)

Print - ISSN: 2349 - 0853
e - ISSN: 2279 - 0179


(September 2020)

Tagore’s Two Sisters: A Psychoanalytical Study

Authors: Dr. Ashish Gupta

Pages: 18-21


Tagore had early success as a writer in his native Bengal. For the world he became the voice of India’s spiritual heritage; and for India, especially for Bengal, he became a great living institution. The novel "Two Sisters" (Dui Bon 1933) has been translated by Krishna Kriplani and was published in 1943 is mainly psychological in interest, dealing with the triangle, in this case two sisters are in love with the same man. It is as if the author is trying to show that a man seeks in woman both a mother and a sweetheart. Here Tagore shows that a woman may be forgetful of her duty but she always thinks about welfare of the persons whom she loves the most. But it also points out that the combination of the two aspects of 'mother' and 'sweetheart' in one woman is an unattanable ideal. A psychoanalytical study of the novel “Two Sisters” shows that the fulfillment of love is a rare occurrence. One can understand Tagore does not idealize woman. He presents women as he finds them. He does not attribute anything that is abnormal to their nature.