St. Pancras Old Church

Let My Country Awake

By Rabindranath Tagore

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 original Bengali language poem, “Chitto jetha bhayashunyo”, was published in 1910 and included in the collection Gitanjali by Tagore.

3 thoughts on “#4”

  1. Hi Kennya,
    Fátima São Simão here. For some reason I can’t contact you through LinkedIn…
    Thank you so much for your message! Sure I will share my thesis with you. Could you send me your email? You can also find me on Facebook.
    Please bear in mind it is a very junior work. 🙂 Things have much progressed since I did it and I have now just finished a much more robust PhD dissertation (about copyright and cultural work).
    I will be travelling today but I will send you the materials as soon as I get access to the internet again.
    Looking forward to know more about your own work!


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