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Where the Mind Is Withour Fear

  • Date Submitted: 05/09/2014 05:17 AM
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In this poem , Where the Mind Is without Fear’, Tagore sketches a moving picture of the nation he would like India to be.   A nation where everyone within the fold of the brotherhood is free to hold up one’s head high and one’s voice can be heard without having any apprehension or fear of oppression or forced compulsion. He talks about a nation where the knowledge is not restricted by narrow ideas and loyalties. The India of Tagore’s dream is a country where the people hold their heads high with their pride in knowledge and strength born of that knowledge , where all countrymen must come out of the age-old philosophy of constricted loyalties of caste, creed and religion. Prejudice and superstitious which narrow the mind and divide people should become a thing of the past. It should be a nation where the words of truth are spoken out courageously in open for the world to hear. People should work for perfection leaving aside all superstitious rituals, beliefs and narrow-mindedness. It should be a nation where everyone is free to toil and work hard for anything they desire either for their own or for the good of the nation. Everyone is encouraged to strive tirelessly till they attain full satisfaction in reaching their goals and perfection.
It should be a nation where blind superstitious habits of thought and action have not put out the light of reason. Where people’s mind should not dwell in the mistakes of the past nor be possessed by it.On the other hand they should be led by the power of reasoning to be focused on the future by applying logical thought and action. Tagore’s only prayer to the almighty is leading the nation to such an ideal state of heaven. It is only by the universality of outlook and an abiding passion for the realization of great human ideals that India will achieve her true freedom. This way alone it will realize its destiny.The British rule had robbed India of its pride and dignity by reducing it to a subject nation. The India of Tagore’s...

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