Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Where the Mind is Without Fear, - Rabindranath Tagore #indian independence day #india #tagore #poetry #freedom #ideals

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high 
Where knowledge is free
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments 
By narrow domestic walls
Where words come out from the depth of truth
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way 
Into the dreary desert sand of dead habit
Where the mind is led forward by thee 
Into ever-widening thought and action
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake.
This is so apt for our times. Let my country awake. India is still so young and flawed. We have time, my children. We have time to grow.
Read the whole poem. Tagore was the first Asian Nobel Laureate, a genius, and a brilliant, honourable man.


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