What kind of freedom does Rabindranath Tagore wish for his countrymen in his poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’?
As apparent in the poem, the poet did not want merely political freedom for his countrymen. Rather, he wanted a kind of spiritual freedom, a sense of self dignity. He wanted people to be fearless, knowledgeable, truthful, active, broad-minded and logical. In short, they should be virtuous and do good to others and themselves in the process.