Aisyahawang asked:

Is it possible to say that Tagore and Narayan were opposite in their purpose of writing 'The Guide' and 'The Ruined Nest'?

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Shilpi Saha I would think they were similar as far as the female protagonist is concerned. In both the lady wanted to go beyond social norms and bindings and try something she wanted...a rare in that era. As far as the breakdown of ruined nest and in guide the story of the other half was totally different. I liked the character in "The ruined nest" more as in "The Guide" Rosie's husband was not described....was not attended to. As far as the troublemaker in both stories :) they both were the means for the protagonist to realize her true potential....her call....poetry for Charulata and dance for Rosie. Rosie continued....and Charu....thats upto the readers imagination.
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