Rabindranath Tagore

(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941 / Calcutta (Kolkata), Bengal Presidency / British India)

Where The Mind Is Without Fear - Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

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


Comments about Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

  • raj sharma (11/18/2015 9:56:00 AM)

    Good (Report) Reply

    8 person liked.
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  • Seema Jayaraman Seema Jayaraman (9/8/2015 1:44:00 AM)

    I still cannot fathom, how the great master as an eight year old could bring forth such profound verses..forever etched in the heart of a nation...i look at my young sons and hope and pray that I can proudly catch the fountain of creativity (Report) Reply

    Amarkumar Iyer Amarkumar Iyer (9/29/2015 7:31:00 AM)

    Dear Seemaji, Not all children grow-up to become great personalities, but, you may rest assured that all great personalities were once children. Prof. Iyer AKR

  • Alpeshkumar Natubhai Makwana Alpeshkumar Natubhai Makwana (8/16/2015 3:18:00 AM)

    Literally the poem injects a needle of democracy filled with essence of freedom filial to the motherland. (Report) Reply

  • Angom Buboo (8/12/2015 7:05:00 AM)

    Where The CyberSpace Is Without Fear
    Where the cyberspace is without fear and the head is held high
    Where knowledge is free and without subscription fee
    Where the site has not been blocked
    By narrow domestic firewalls
    Where search results come out from the depth of truth
    Where tireless browsing stretches its arms towards perfection
    Where the new emails has not lost its way
    Into the dreary desert sand of spam
    Where ecommerce is led forward by thee
    Into ever-widening buying and selling
    Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my netizen awake. (Report) Reply

    Akteruzzaman Chowdhury (10/12/2015 9:15:00 AM)

    Surely a new genre! !

  • Lee Mack Lee Mack (7/8/2015 10:38:00 AM)

    GRACE... don't look back something could be gaining on us. (Report) Reply

  • Abdalla Juma Shenga (7/8/2015 9:01:00 AM)

    wonderful expression of freedom (Report) Reply

  • Deepankar Chakraborty Deepankar Chakraborty (5/24/2015 1:04:00 AM)

    চিত্ত যেথা ভয় শূন্য, উচ্চ যেথা শির
    জ্ঞান যেথা মুক্ত যেথা গৃহের প্রাচীর।। (Report) Reply

  • Zoila T. Flores Zoila T. Flores (5/9/2015 9:26:00 PM)

    Yes,

    Clear perfect stream with such a beautiful set of thoughts which made a nice piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Saroj Rai (4/16/2015 10:12:00 AM)

    Magnificient work... he speaks for true freedomn, a mind without fear, truth to liberate us. Not to stick to belives n habits... (Report) Reply

  • m b (3/11/2015 11:38:00 PM)

    Why is the fig of speech used in it (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan Rajesh Thankappan (12/24/2014 1:23:00 AM)

    Yes, the world should not be broken into fragments by the narrow domestic walls of race, caste, creed, religion etc. etc. My countrymen should wake up to this and so should the world. 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/29/2014 11:44:00 AM)

    We have to pay for knowledge yet knowledge is free in borne..of course mind and fear inter woven and narrow domestic walls riots on faith, color, and race beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Atmaram Sakhare (8/15/2014 7:54:00 AM)

    It awakes the mind of generations to love country. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (7/6/2014 3:45:00 AM)

    Love to the country and praying to great god and such nice things in philosophical contexts made into a good poem by the great poet and it is very great. (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (6/5/2014 10:41:00 PM)

    ..........to live in a peaceful world, where your mind is without fear would be truly wonderful....enjoyed.. (Report) Reply

  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (5/14/2014 10:08:00 AM)

    Ravindranatha Tagore's famous work Gitanjali which has got nobel prize is a precious book to read with. It is widely read and enjoyed and a particular feeling of holistic life comes to the mind. A great poem from the great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Biplab Singha Biplab Singha (3/21/2014 9:52:00 PM)

    Very wonderful thought of an imaginative world. (Report) Reply

  • Shantanu Mukherjee Shantanu Mukherjee (3/14/2014 1:06:00 AM)

    Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way.... nice line (Report) Reply

  • Anish Chouhan Anish Chouhan (1/8/2014 4:54:00 PM)

    Where words come out from the depth of truth... my best lines (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar Soumita Sarkar (12/24/2013 6:26:00 AM)

    Excellent Mr.Nair....................portrayal of a society infected by innumerable malady................GOOD! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 30, 2011


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