Cultural Backlash - 2: The Written Word
On the other hand, if you talk of English playwrights and poets, we can rattle off their titles and plays and poems like parrots. Shakespeare's Macbeth can be recalled play-by-play and scene-by-scene by any number of people; art schools and dramatists still revel in holding any number of plays of Macbeth and other Shakespearean dramas. Why not Abhigyaan Shaakuntalam? Why not any of the other Indian plays? We still - as on date 2013 - dont want to read about Madhushala, or any of Rabindranath Tagore's poems, or even the iconic Khoob Ladi Mardaani by Subhadra Kumari. And yet, we can rattle of the names of Yeats, Kipling etc almost at the speed of light!