Freedom in a free country

Reema:

A post on Freedom and Indian Women

Originally posted on A Nomad's Musings:

This is a poem by R.N.Tagore, that is relevant even today, and I relate to it a lot when defining what freedom means to me. Especially the first line itself.

Chitto Jetha Bhayshunyo

(where the mind is without fear)

“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”

The poem defines Tagore’s vision for Independent India.

The Delhi rape case only highlights how there is no freedom…

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5 thoughts on “Freedom in a free country

  1. “Freedom is never given. It is taken.” –Netaji Subhash Bose

    Instead of loosing hope, perhaps you need to join forces with the real men (and women) out there. Stop it every time you see it. Like discrimination, like hate crimes, that’s the only way to stop it.

    This comment taken from that post is very apt.

    Destination Infinity

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