The IUP Journal of English Studies
Kalidasa and Aesthetico-Romantic Inventories in English Romantic Poetry

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Pub. Date : March, 2022
Product Name : The IUP Journal of English Studies
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJES100322
Author Name :Bhavatosh Indra Guru
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Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 24



Romanticism is an effort to find a true meaning of 'I'. Accordingly 'I' undergoes transformation numerous times. Inadvertently the greatest representation of 'I' is obtained in the form of the creation of absolutes in respect of Beauty, Truth and Reality. Each comes to be illustrated in the continuity obtained in the description of Nature, Female, Universe and Divine. In this regard, the earliest and, by far, the greatest example of this must be of Kalidasa (Indian dramatist and poet of antiquity). Kalidasa could be credited to have established the tradition in romanticism to discover the totality of romantic constructs such as beauty, truth and reality to the extent to which continuity in each is obtained and, in all fairness, bliss is underlain. The English romantics like Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats and Shelley precisely offer committed interpretation to such modes of conceptualization of beauty, truth and reality. William Wordsworth, for example, would locate knowledge in harmony with the Divine and thus anticipates the eternal. Coleridge realizes the consideration with the projection of virtue and evil in the finality of essence. Keats, however, actualizes the representation by fully transmuting object into subject and Shelley finally undertakes to revive the primordial perfection inherent upon humanity. In each such case, Kalidasa could be said to have established new bearings and through the English romantics, the discourses continue and prosper.

Kalidasa is an Indian dramatist of yore who had an unusual and extraordinarily brilliant preoccupation with those concepts and categories which devolve on complete and unqualified autonomy of Nature, Female, Universe and the Divine. Thereby illustrating the fact that ultimately the true significance of artistry is underlain in the notion that the transmutation of an object into the subject has become complete. Such