Why does the poet Rabindranath Tagore want freedom for his country in his poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’?
The poet wished his country to get freedom from the hands of the British rulers. The external rulers were here to fulfill their own cause. So they didn’t care about the sufferings and poor governance his countrymen received. Their poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and all other kinds of agony grieved the poet. He was concerned about the progress of the nation. And he knew that only a free country can be progressive. So, in short, it is the poet’s patriotic and humanitarian nature that made him think about the freedom of the country.