Sunday, April 24, 2011

where the mind is without fear

As my blog title suggests, "Where the mind is without fear" i was inspired by the Rabinranath Tagore's poem of the same name. First time i came across the poem was when i was in middle secondary(grade ninth and tenth). Very moment, the message passed was very clear. " where the mind is without fear". Am totally not for  domestic/global divides that cultures, religions,caste et al  or to sum up ignorance brings in. Rabinranath Tagore have written a work that calls in the world where humanity and the presence of mind exists.

Rabindranath Tagore in Kolkata (probably 
taken in 1909, the year he was 
granted knighthood) wikipedia
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

 poet; Rabindranath Tagore 
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali poet, novelistmusicianpainter and playwright who reshaped Bengali literature and music. As author of Gitanjali with its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he was the first non-European to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature(1913). His poetry in translation was viewed as spiritual, and this together with his mesmerizing persona gave him a prophet-like aura in the west. His "elegant prose and magical poetry" still remain largely unknown outside the confines of Bengal. source; wikipedia


  1. this poem is sth that is so sacred and good..:)

  2. true as you say, it's one my favorite among poems....

  3. dis poem gives u hope each time u read just a lovely piece
    thks 4 sharing.....

  4. @bunu ur welcome and thanks for the does instill some sense of undivided walls,strength and a hope as you correctly said...

  5. Bro Deepak, I am in despite ibss. :))

    I love every single word of Tagore's in his Nobel Prize winning collection 'Gitanjali.'