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'Where the Mind is Without Fear' by Rabindranath Tagore Brief-answer Questions

Where the Mind is Without Fear

Rabindranath Tagore

1. What was the nick name of Rabindranath Tagore?

Ans: The nick name of Rabindranath Tagore was "Rab" or "Rabi."

2. When and why did Rabindranath win the Nobel Prize? 

Ans: Rabindranath won the Nobel Prize in 1913 for writing Gitanjali.

3. When was Gitanjali published?

Ans: Gitanjali was published in August 14, 1910.

4. Where does the poem "Where the Mind is Without Fear" appear?

Ans: The poem "Where the Mind is Without Fear" appears in 1909 in the English version of Gitanjali entitled Song Offerings.

5. What kind of freedom does Tagore want for his countrymen?

Ans: Tagore wants a kind of spiritual freedom for his countrymen.

6. "Where knowledge is free"-who said this? 

Ans: Rabindranath said this.

7. How can knowledge be free?

Ans: Knowledge can be free by breaking narrow domestic walls of our mind.

8. What does Tagore mean by "narrow domestic walls?"

Ans: By "narrow domestic walls” Tagore means political boundaries among nations.

9. What is depth of truth?

Ans: The depth of truth means the core of heart from where the truth comes out.

10. What type of words comes out from the 'depth of truth'?

Ans: Spontaneously flowing true words come out from the 'depth of truth'.

11. How can habits be dead?

Ans: By the term “Habits” Rabindranath actually means customs and rituals which can be dead if they are not adjusted with the change of time.  

12. What is meant by "clear stream of reason"?

Ans: By "clear stream of reason" Rabindranath means the objective analysis of something without being biased or prejudiced. 

13. Whom does Rabindranath Tagore address as "my Father"?

Ans: Rabindranath Tagore addresses God as "my Father".

14. What does Rabindranath pray to God? 

Ans: Rabindranath prays to God for awaking his country as well as the country people.

15. What type of heaven does the poet pray for his countrymen?

Ans: The poet prays for the heaven of freedom for his countrymen.