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
In this poem Tagore is trying to imagine a world where there are no issues or problems between people using metaphors to convey his ideas. For example, by saying "Where the world has not been broken up into fragments " he was trying to express that the whole society lives in unity and is not separated into casts. First Stanza He is relating our current and harsh reality with imaginary heaven with no problems. This was saying that we should live as a unit and erase the borderlines between countries, social casts. Also where you can trust each other, where everyone is dedicated and loyal, where the Almighty is the center of society.