Tagore introduced new prose and verse forms, and also popularised the use of colloquial language in Bengali literature. They should be confident not confined. People should get freedom to speak on or write on anything. The second half of this first line adds on to the importance of the first half, not only must one be able to live without fear of physical repercussions of what they believe, they must also be able to be proud of their beliefs, be able to express them freely in open society. During the time in which this poem was written India was still under the control of the British Empire.
The poem is not just profound but also timeless. Instead, they should hold their heads up fearlessly and have confidence in themselves. The sixth line of the poem presents an idea that many would agree with without much criticism, that if one works hard, or strives tirelessly, one will eventually reach perfection. The right answer is the last option in part A. She was lead dancer in some of his dance dramas.
They curbed the freedom of speech and expression by putting restrictions on the Press. I knew him very well indeed. He took a very deep interest in them. He prays to God, seeking his guidance for attaining independence and awakening his countrymen into that beautiful heaven of freedom. According to me, The original poetry is a bengali sonnet and not a sonnet in its english translated form. They should not be superficial and words should come out from the depth of their hearts.
India is very big country and consists of many languages. They certainly claimed to be much more inclusive, and I think that claim is to a great extent justified. There should be no discrimination based on caste, creed, race or religion. He wants his countrymen to be led by Him so that they broaden the horizon of both their thoughts and their actions. The mind of all people should be honest, truthful and they must continuously struggle for excellence. Go through the summary of where the mind is without fear! He wants that everyone in his country should be free to hold their heads high in dignity. A fear that refuses to let go, a fear that has become habitual to us and a fear that dominates our minds.
I have read the poem literally 100s of times, but each time it excites me as before. Part B Which line from the poem most effectively develops the theme described in Part A? We have the fear of getting lost. He has lots of desires for his nation in his head. He has composed various poems, stories, essays, novels, dramas and songs. A mind free from restrictions is a mind free to explore the truth. People are still timid and afraid of speaking truth, because after the hard-earned freedom, we have succumbed to beuracratic governments and ruthless political plunderers, who are worse than the foreign invaders. In this poem, he expresses his views on how his people have reacted to that control and his hopes for their future.
These lines are not divided into stanzas. Poet not only prays for his own country but also for the whole world. 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. True freedom lies in a full and virtuous living. Prejudice and superstitious which narrow the mind and divide people would be a thing of the past. We are free to take risks.
The British used the divide and rule policy by creating rivalries among different sections of the society. I would say that they were at once nationally proud and internationally and globally connected. Tagore started writing poetry from the age of 8. Where the Mind is without Fear consists of eleven lines and somewhat resembles the style of a sonnet. On the other hand, he imagines habit to be a desert. And also Chinese traditions of painting.
By this way poet also illustrates his imaginings of idyllic India. The second line of the poem turns to knowledge, in this perfect India, all knowledge must be free. President Barack Obama used the first two lines of the English version in his 2010 speech to the joint session of Indian Parliament in New Delhi. Through his poem he gives us an idea about the kind of life people were living during the British rule. Hello Everyone and Welcome to Beaming Notes. About the Poet — Rabindranath Tagore reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art during the 19th and early 20th centuries.