Spiritual Quest through Nature: A study of Kuntala Kumari Sabat’s poem ‘Ode to the Jasmine’ (Published)
Kuntala Kumari Sabat (1901–1938), popularly known as Utkal Bharati, is one of key poets from Odisha, india.In her poems we find a spiritual quest via nature. Her vision and viewpoint of life get reflected in the lines of her poetry. As a true lover of nature, she finds beauty everywhere, may it be a faded flower, a twisted tree or zigzag river. She considers nature as a wonderful design by God which reserves vigor to endure as long as life survives. Omnipresence of divinity and connectivity with God vide communion with nature boosts her spiritual quest in many of her poems. In the present paper beautiful lines on nature with spirituality having deep inner implication have been explored. Through the poem, an attempt has also been made to reveal her devotion towards humanity as a whole. The poem, originally written in Odia, has been translated into English by the researcher herself.
Citation: Anjali Sahoo (2022) Spiritual Quest through Nature: A study of Kuntala Kumari Sabat’s poem ‘Ode to the Jasmine’, European Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Vol.10, No.2, pp.72-80