Why was Tansen ‘downcast’ and ‘unhappy’? Tansen was ‘downcast’ and ‘unhappy’ because he knew that it was the evil design of some jealous courtiers to kill him. Related posts: “The voice of the ‘Panch’ is the voice of God.” Explain. What does the kola nut symbolize, and why does Ezeani refuse to accept it from Okonkwo during the week of peace? Mention the three phases of the author’s relationship with his grandmother before he left the country to study abroad. Why did Swami Haridas say Tansen was “talented”?