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Indian Elements in the Works of W.B Yeats, T.S. Eliot & Aldous Huxley

By Khan Sarwar Murshid (Author)

Publisher(s): The University Press Limited (UPL)   

First Published: April 2021 No. of Pages: 256 Weight (kg): 0.5


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The book deals with themes of eternal concern such as right conduct and moral responsibility, the relationship between the physical and the metaphysical, notions of time and infinity, and the search for truth, justice, enlightenment and inner harmony. At its core is embedded a quest for the values that must define human existence.

Disillusioned by man’s capacity for evil after the great wars, Western scholars began to look east in search of moral certitude. Vedanta as philosophy, its idea of the Absolute Principle represented by Brahman, concepts of renewal and continuity embedded in the knowledge that ‘all that has been shall be again’, along with Buddhist concepts of right conduct and worldly detachment, seemed to provide for an orderly vision.

Yeats, Eliot and Huxley all sought solace in the philosophy and culture of India. Together, they represented ‘a phase in the consciousness of Europe’. In their search for intellectual and moral certitude, each embarked on a personal journey determined by their connection to Christianity, the nature of society and relationships they valued. The colonised East thus exacted its revenge on the Western mind, ironically by opening up new frontiers of intellectual exploration.



A Note about the Author by Tazeen Mahnaz Murshid      Vii

Foreword by Tazeen Mahnaz Murshid    Xi

Preface            XiX

Chapter 1: Introduction      1

Chapter II: W. B. Yeats   44

Chapter III: T. S. Eliot       91

Chapter IV: Aldous Huxley            129

Chapter V: Conclusion    197

Appendix 1: Testimonial, Professor Geoffrey Bullough,

University College, London           205

Appendix 2: Yeats and Tagore (ইয়েট্‌স ও রবীন্দ্রনাথ প্রসঙ্গ)     206

Bibliography       225




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