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Rabindranath Tagore's Where the Mind is Without Fear: A Poem with Genuine Concern for the Humanities. portal7.info Patel. Volume-2, Issue-7, July Where the mind is without fear. Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high. Where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into. WHERE THE MIND IS WITHOUT. FEAR. This poem was written when the British ruled our country. We were slaves to a foreign power. Rabindranath Tagore, the.
Where The Mind Is Without Fear - Rabindranath Tagore for medium or low voice and piano Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high; Where knowledge is free; Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic wars; Where words come out from the depth of truth; Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit; Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever-widening thought and action - Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake. The original Bengali poem [ 1 ] which Tagore himself translated as above, was titled "Prayer. This text is from Gitanjali, Offering of Songs , published in English in Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian poet and philosopher. Tagore was born in Calcutta, into a wealthy family, and began to write poetry as a youth with his first book appeared at the age of seventeen.
In other words, prejudices and superstitions should not divide the people in groups and break their unity.
Where words come out from the depth of truth; In line 5 of Where the Mind is Without Fear, Tagore wants a nation where people are truthful. They should not be superficial and words should come out from the depth of their hearts. Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection; In the sixth line of the poem, the poet wants everyone to work hard to reach their goal, and in the long run to reach perfection. He thinks they should not be tired by working.
People should not be lazy and ignoring their work. He wants the stream of reason not to lose its way into the desert of prejudices. Where the mind is led forward by thee Into ever-widening thought and action; In line 9 and 10 the poet wishes his countrymen to be progressive and broad-minded.
When Tagore composed this poem his mind was confined by the chains of slavery like any others common citizens of India because India was under the clutch of the British Rule where freedom was like day-dreaming. This poem is written in the form of prayer to God, the true bearer of freedom. He urges God throughout the poem with his mysterious concept of freedom from the struggle for awakening to his countrymen.
He wants his countrymen to awake and enjoy the life of full dignity and honor. His countrymen would not be superstitious or believers of blind faith rather than they would lead the life of enlightened and educated.
He wishes to the people, to be honest, open-minded and industrious. They need to use their reasons over their blind faiths and must be ready to accept new thoughts and ideas.
He requests God to free his country from manipulation, corruption, and slavery. He yearns for an awakened country where there would be freedom of the mind and expression of ideas.
The poem invokes the deep patriotic feelings. Our country is subjugated by castes, creed, superstitious beliefs and biased ideas.
His country would not be divided and fragmented into pieces due to their narrow thoughts. He urges God to guide his countrymen for moral awakening to fight for their rights against British inhuman rules. Liberate them from the fear of oppression, repression, and subjugation.