WHERE THE MIND IS WITHOUT FEAR- RABINDRANATH TAGORE
Rabindranath Tagore is a poet, artist, painter, philosopher and a philosopher of Brahma Samaj, who was pioneer of Bengali Literature. Tagore took Indian Culture and Heritage to the whole world and later on becomes the voice of Indian heritage.
In his carrier he wrote 50 books of verse and he was the first Asian who receives the Nobel Prize for his contribution to anthology-Gitanjali, this poem originally written in Bengali around 1900 was translated into English by the great poet and published by the Indian Society, London in 1912.
Today, I am going to share one of the famous, motivational and inspiration poem, ‘Where the Minds is without Fear’ by Tagore which is part of ‘Gitanjali- A collection of short poems and songs.
When he wrote this poem India was under the British Rule and people were eagerly waiting to get their freedom from the British Rule. The poem is written in the form of a prayer to the God, the Almighty for a true freedom for his country. And thus Tagore reveals his own concept of freedom throughout the poem, 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 fragments
By narrow domestic walls
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.
Students! to listen this poem click on the below link
Besides, I have found a beautiful link form where you can understand symbolic and narrative aspect of this prayer .
Read, Listen and Understand the poem and comment your opinion.