T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land as a Post-War Document

Dinesh Kumar


It is an established fact that T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land is a powerful exploration of post-war scenario with its suffering, disillusionment and moral vacuity. It illustrates the interplay between emotional sufferings, portrayal of madness in pleasure, contemporary psychiatry and offers solutions from the Indian Upanishad. The Waste Land is a voice of the twentieth century, heralding the destruction of life if mankind does not repent. It is a criticism of the vile of the society and the denigration of moral values. Even now the prophetic words of T.S. Eliot hold true for generations. Human beings have been wayward and corruption and death has been accepted as a normal life. He reveals pessimism and undergoes psychiatric disturbances due to the total dishevel of the world. He ropes in the mantel of cleansing. He wants the society purged and free of sin, corruption and enmity. Man  needed the quiet and calm of a peaceful living.

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