Truth And Reality In Literature

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K. Anuradha


The concept of truth and reality and the perspective of great philosophers like Epicurus and great personalities of Indian tradition are universal. The article compares Indian and western concept on truth and reality. The ideas in Upanishads can be compared to the ideas of Shakespeare, Wordsworth and Epicurus. This article highlights the similarity. Secondary sources used to analyse the views are The 100 Most Influential Philosophers Of All Times edited by Brian Duignan, The Tempest play by Shakespeare, Upanisads, a translated work by Valerie J. Roebuck and the Poem – Ode on the intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth. Philosophy and religion have difference of opinion in various points and at the same time strengthen one another in many places. Great minds think alike.

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K. Anuradha. (2016). Truth And Reality In Literature. Research Inspiration, 2(I), 30–36. Retrieved from


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