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Where The Mind Is Without Fear

Today is Tagore's death anniversary.Written by Rabindranath Tagore before India's independence, it represents Tagore's dream of how the new, awakened India should be. The original Bengali language poem was translated by the poet himself and was included in the Nobel Prize in Literature-winning Gitanjali in 1912.President Barack Oabama used the first two lines in his 2010 speech to the joint     session of Indian Parliament in New Delhi                  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.    Tagore passed away in 1941.
restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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I remember my grandma had a book on him. Not sure if it was an autobiography, but I remember the name so well. Tagore, sounded a cool name at that time and that is what I told her too.

Have you read his works?

Unfortunately no. I will need to look up and thank you for asking me as it was sure to come up.

You should.