The Parrot's Tale-Rabindranath Tagore

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The Parrot's Tale-Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore was best known as a writer and poet, but he was also an educational pioneer. The Parrot's Tale is a satire on the educational scenario that existed in India. Image courtesy-2.bp.blogspot.com

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The Parrot's Tale-Rabindranath Tagore
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The Parrot

The story revolves around an uneducated parrot... Image courtesy-brooklynparrots.com

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The king in whose kingdom this parrot thrives, doesn't agree with the parrot's animal like behavior, where he only plucks fruits from his trees and sings songs. The king asks his nephew to get the parrot educated. Image courtesy-parrots.org

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In the name of education, the parrot has to undergo several degrees of torture...which includes getting caged. Image courtesy-s3.amazonaws.com

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The one's who undertake his education filled their pockets... Image courtesy-1.bp.blogspot.com

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...but it is the parrot who has to undergo tremendous levels pain and torture. Image courtesy-garudaaviary.org

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The educationists have their hands and stomachs full, while the parrot goes hungry... Image courtesy-mjcdn.motherjones.com

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only fed with pages of scripture. Image courtesy-ivaarts.com

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Eventually the parrot dies. Image courtesy-jrcompton.com

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The king seeing the progress and money his people have made, doesn't bother to ask about the parrot. Image courtesy-colourbox.com

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But one fine day he finds out about the death of the parrot and orders to see it. When he touches the parrot, it doesn't open its mouth and doesn't utter a word. Only the pages of books, stuffed inside its stomach, raise a ruffling sound. Image courtesy-comparestoreprices.co.uk

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Outside, where the gentle south wind and the blossoming woods were heralding spring, the young green leaves filled the sky with a deep and heavy sigh. Image courtesy-obit-mag.com

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Tagore through this satirical story brings out very subtely yet at the same time sharply how, people learn best when they experience real life â€" such as being connected to nature.And also that people need to be creating and doing â€" rather than being force-fed abstract concepts. Image courtesy-farm2.static.flickr.com

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