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Shvoong Home>Books>Poetry>Summary of Rabindranath Tagore's-'Where the Mind Is Without Fear' Review

Summary of Rabindranath Tagore's-'Where the Mind Is Without Fear'

Book Review   by:akso6o175     Original Author: Andy Kester Sawian
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This poem in this selection has been taken from his English ‘Gitanjali’. Tagore had a very deep religious caste of mind and profound humanism. He was both a patriot and an internationalist. In the poem, ‘Where The Mind Is Without Fear’, Tagore sketches a moving picture of the nation he would like India to be. Where everyone within the fold of the brotherhood is free to hold up one’s head high and one’s voice to be heard without having any tension of fear of oppression or forced compulsion.  Where the knowledge is not restricted by narrow ideas and loyalties. The British rule had robbed India of its pride and dignity by reducing it to a subject nation.
                The India of Tagore’s dream is a country where her people hold their heads high with their pride in knowledge and strength born of that knowledge. Where all countrymen must come out the aged-old world of people who have lost the vision of one humanity by the narrow loyalties of caste creed and religion. Prejudice and superstitious which narrow the mind and divide people would be a thing of the past. Where the words of truth come out from the depths of the heart and are spoken out courageously in the open for the world to hear. People would work for perfections in the clear light of reason leaving aside all superstitious rituals.
               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.  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 scientific thought and action. Tagore’s only prayer to the Supreme Ultimate 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 she will realize her destiny.
Published: June 21, 2010   
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  1. Answer  :    here tagore means that we should clearly reason on every aspect of life whether superstituos or practical,and not to believe on unecessary thoughts, without any clear and logical reason. Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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  1. Answer  :    It's a prayer, as Tagore is pleading to God, as in Father, for the betterment of his nation. A sermon would be about morals and such, but the central theme here is actually how Tagore wants his nation to improve. Monday, March 10, 2014
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  1. Answer  :    here the poet wants to say that india should be place where there thoughts are not occupied by dead habits like superstitious beleive. Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  1. Answer  :    Tagore wants the people to stay focused and continuously try to achieve their goals, and their thoughts should not stray. He tells them to break certain habits so that our minds are not barren (desert). People need, in some generation or another, a breakthrough to motivate the future generation so forth. If they continue their habits it will result in a 'dead habit'. Monday, March 10, 2014
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    thanx

    it was useful

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