What is the theme of the poem Where the Mind is Without Fear?

QuestionsWhat is the theme of the poem Where the Mind is Without Fear?
Rushil Jalal asked 12 months ago

Give the substance, central idea or theme of the poem Where the Mind is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 12 months ago

In his poem Where the Mind is Without Fear the poet Rabindranath Tagore prays to the Almighty to lift his country to a state where freedom would be felt and enjoyed in the best way possible — a heaven of freedom. This poem was written when India was under the British rule. So he wanted his country to get freedom from the hands of the external rulers. But the poet felt that mere political freedom was not so important if his countrymen were not good and virtuous enough to enjoy that freedom fully.

That is why he prayed to the God to make his country a place “where the mind is without fear and the head is held high“. Moreover people should be knowledgeable, rational, truthful, hard-working and broad-minded to make his nation achieve true freedom — a kind of spiritual freedom.

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