Saturday, July 08, 2006

Quote of the day

Today I was reading the book by Amartya Sen the Argumentative Indian, Here is an excerpt from the book , which is a quote by Rabindranath Tagore from his poem "Gitanjali" which expresses Tagore's view towards politics and culture, nationalism and internationalism, tradition and modernity.

"Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;....
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into deary desert sand of dead habit;...
Into that heaven of freedom, my Father, let my country awake."

These points are applicable as much now as they were than.


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