Do you like the poem “Where the mind is without fear” by Rabindra Nath Tagore? Why?
Yes, I like Tagore’s poem ‘Where the Mind is Without Fear’. I like the poem for its theme as well as its structure. Though it is not lyrical and written in free verse, it’s in a single-sentence structure and in the form of a prayer to the Almighty. The poem is also rich in its use of metaphors.
Thematically, the poem is a prayer to the God to lift the country to such a state where people would be fearless, knowledgeable, logical, united, truthful, hard-working and broad-minded to enjoy their freedom at its best.
The poem was written in the first half of the twentieth century when India was under the British rule. The piece was the poet’s attempt to motivate his countrymen to uplift their mindset to a positive and rational one so that they can gain not only political freedom, but also the spiritual freedom. Needless to say, this small piece of verse has inspired many people not only in India, but throughout the world. And I haven’t been an exception either.