Humanistic Aspects Found in A.K.Ramanujan’s Poems
P. Suresh1, R. Prigya2

1P. Suresh, Research Supervisor & Associate Professor, Department of English, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies Vels University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
2R. Prigya, Ph.D Scholar, Department of English, Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies Vels University, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 12 February 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 08 April 2019 | Manuscript Published on 28 April 2019 | PP: 219-224 | Volume-7 Issue-5C February 2019 | Retrieval Number: E10520275C19/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: Humanistic psychology is a psychological perspective that emphasizes the study of the whole person. Humanistic psychologists believe that an individual’s behaviour is related to his innermost feelings and self-perception. Humanistic psychologists believe that human being is not merely the product of their surroundings. Though humanistic psychologist study human values, considerations, and skills involved in growing, teaching, and learning. They highlight features which are shared by all human beings such as love, sorrow, caring, and self-esteem. This paper focuses on the Humanistic perspectives found in the poems of A. K. Ramanujan. His poems always have a union of his Physical background in the West and his Origin to the Indian experiences to trace his individuality. Ramanujan has offered the Indian culture, family, love and human relationships. His verse appears from heaviness amongst self and history. It turns into the impressions of the exquisite person is a mystery. The necessity for relating oneself is to history through resolutions opinions up close and personal with the contemporary ambience whose primary modes – the congruity of custom fantasy, writing and family were a great extent sterile. He could merge the fundamental Indian sensibility with the temper of advancement in his verse with a lot of ability. Though Ramanujan lived in the West, he did not forget his own country and written many poems where he finds that relationships are delineated. The poems taken for highlighting the humanistic perspectives are Ecology, Obituary, Self-portrait, Snakes, and Striders etc.
Keywords: Humanistic Psychology, Self-Perception, Human Values, Relationships, Self –Esteem.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences