What was the poet’s purpose of writing the poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’? Or, What is the poet’s vision in this poem? Or, What could have inspired Tagore to write this poem?
Tagore felt sorry that his fellow countrymen were not good enough to enjoy the freedom, even if they would get that. They were afraid of the British suppression. They did not have the sense of self-dignity. Most were ignorant, lazy and superstitious. The class and caste system kept the people away from each other. So, the poet wanted to express his feelings and thoughts by praying to the Almighty (God) for the good of his countrymen. He wanted people to come out from the darkness of all evils. His vision was to see his country as a ‘heaven of freedom’ where people are knowledgeable, truthful, rational, broadminded, fearless and hardworking.