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What is the Theme of the Poem Grandfather?

What is the Theme of the Poem Grandfather?

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  1. The themes are frequently philosophical. He is highly realistic in his treatment of human emotions and pain. The poem is inspired by the famine that ravaged Orissa in 1866. The poet describes how the famine affected people’s lives, especially that of his grandfather, a devout Hindu who was forced to become a Christian in order to escape the lethal effects of hunger and destitution. He also covers the grandfather’s predicament, anxiety, and humiliation in great detail. The poem’s topics are mental anguish, losing his identity, and the consequences of starvation (the hopeless situation of a man).


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