The Function of Criticism at the Present Times by Matthew Arnold Summary

Introduction The essay The Function of Criticism at the Present Time was published by Matthew Arnold in his first collection of critical writing ‘Essays in Criticism’ in 1865.  The essay deals with Arnold’s interpretation of criticism and his critique of writers who write politically or religiously biased literature thus narrowing its scope. Idea vs. Reality Arnold starts his … Read more

Stri Purush Tulana by Tarabai Shinde Analysis

Read this article to know about the analysis and review of the essay Stri Purush Tulana by Tarabai Shinde. Stri Purush Tulana by Tarabai Shinde Analysis A Comparison of Men and Women: Breaking the Glass Ceiling The Feminist activist and the member of ‘Satyashodhak Samaj’ “Truth Finding Community” Tarabai Shinde rebelled against Patriarchy and Caste … Read more

Mirza Ghalib Shayari on God

Introduction Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib was born in Agra in a family belonging to Turkish group that migrated to India during the reign of Mohammad Shah. They brought with them the Turko-Persian Culture and Tradition. His ancestors were new converts of Islam thus we find ample of Biblical and Quranic figures in the writings of … Read more

Galib Dastanbuy Summary

Introduction The Revolt of 1857 holds a significant position in the history of India. It was an event after which the territory of India came under the direct rule of British. Dastanbuy written by Ghalib throws light on the socio-political and economical as well as religious conditions and scenario during the revolt.  Ghalib’s Dastanbuy was … Read more

Stri Purush Tulana Summary by Tarabai Shinde

Introduction Stri Purush Tulana was a reaction to a news article published in 1881 in Pune Vaibhav, an extremely orthodox weekly newspaper. The article was written attacking a young Brahmin widow who has sentenced execution for murdering her illegitimate son to avoid public disgrace and ostracism. Later on, it was this sentence was changed to life transportation. The article … Read more

Plato Attack on Poetry

Introduction During the time of Plato Gods and Heroes were represented in an unfavourable light. Hence they were subjected to severe criticism by the philosophers and educationists. Thus poets were considered to be inferior to the philosophers and orators. Plato’s Attack on Poetry Plato being much aware of these things and being profoundly influenced was … Read more

Concept of God According to Aristotle

He is not the Creator The concept of God is a little bit weird as suggested by Aristotle. According to Aristotle, God is not the Creator of the universe but the One who causes it to move. This is so because a creator is a dreamy person and a dreamer is always a dissatisfied one … Read more

Civil Disobedience Summary by Thoreau

Introduction The essay Civil Disobedience or Resistance to Civil Government was a speech delivered by David Thoreau in response to a particular event-the Mexican War, which occurred on May 1846. This war was probably expected to result in the expansion of slave territory. Thoreau examining the consequences of the rule of the state was satisfied … Read more