Under questioning, he says that he knows nothing about what happened. Meanwhile he lived himself on a mere handful of rice, and would say in secret: He spared no pains to give him the best education, the best clothes, the best food.
All who owe a debt of gratitude to Raicharan as he lives his life as though he is an outcast.
From time to time there was a deep thud, as the river-banks crumbled. This was compensated for by a fresh arrival. On some days, when Raicharan listened to its crying, his heart suddenly began thumping wildly against his ribs, and it seemed to him that his former little Master was crying somewhere in the unknown land of death because he had lost his Chan-na.
The unceasing roar of the rain current could be beard from far away. So he had grown physically weak, and no longer up to his work. His work has been venerated by countless critics. One day, on which the rain has lifted, Raicharan puts him in the cart and pulls him down to the riverbank.
The new baby walked with a toddle and called out Ba-ba and Ma- ma. There was no one there of the name of Raicharan. She sent men out on all sides to search. Across the water, on the farther side, the clouds were rifted in the west.
But, when a mistress came into the house, Raicharan found two masters instead of one. His wife was buying, at an exorbitant price, a herb from a mendicant quack, which was said to ensure the birth of a child. About this time Anukul was transferred to a district on the banks of the Padma.
Then suddenly Raicharan remembered that terrible accusation of the mother. He looked on all sides and there was no one there. Up to this time he had had no son, and there was no hope that any child would now be born to him.
All his former influence passed to the new mistress. I will continue to delve into my bookshelves and tell you about some more of my favourite short stories. All his former influence passed to the new mistress. Up to this time he had had no son, and there was no hope that any child would now be born to him.
He got down stealthily from the go-cart and toddled off towards the river. Anukul went out to see who was there.
My lord, the baby, looked at it with greedy eyes, and Raicharan knew his meaning. He melted down the ornaments of his dead wife, and made gold bangles and anklets.
He would say to his mistress with a look of awe and mystery: You have done an act of treachery. Presently the child was able to crawl and cross the doorway.
This new baby in turn began to crawl about, and cross the doorway with mischief in its face. He could never quite look on Raicharan as a father, because, though fatherly in affection, he had the manner of a servant. But, when a mistress came into the house, Raicharan found two masters instead of one.
But when he reached the go-cart, there was no one there. He had, for instance, to play the part of a horse, holding the reins between his teeth and prancing with his feet.
He now gave himself over, body and soul, to the new baby, and became its devoted attendant. From school he went on to college, and after college he entered the judicial service. There was no sign lacking which marked out the future judge.He belonged to the same caste as his master, and was given his master’s little son to nurse.
As time went on the boy left Raicharan’s arms to go to school. From school he went on to college, and after college he entered the judicial service.
My Lord, The Baby. I. Raicharan was twelve years old when he came as a servant to his master's house. He belonged to the same caste as his master, and was given his. In My Lord, the Baby by Rabindranath Tagore we have the theme of sacrifice, guilt, responsibility, gratitude, letting go, selflessness and shame.
Taken from his Collected Stories collection the story is narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator and after reading the story the reader realises that Tagore may be exploring the theme of.
Mar 22, · My Lord the Baby (Rabindranath Tagore) Synopsis The Author of this story, Rabindranath Tagore was the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in the field of Literature. He was a Bengalese who was born in at Calcutta. The main character here is named Raicharan. He was only 12 years old when he became.
Tagore’s short stories depict “hope and aspirations, disappointments and frustrations, joys and sorrows of life” Domonic K V feels, rather than dealing with the “incidents in life” (Dominic KV: Tagore’s Short Stories). Short story is Tagore’s gift to modern Indian Literature asserts Vishwanath S.
Naravane. Selected Stories Translated by Krishna Dutta and Mary Lago; includes 14 stories: The Girl Between, The Broken Nest, The Atonement, The Punishment, The Notebook, The Postmaster, The Return of Khokababu, The Conclusion, The Nuisance, A Lapse of Judgment, Rashmoni’s Son, The Austere Wife, Bride and Bridegroom, The Rejected .Download