Mother Of Bengal By Rabindranath Thakur(Tagore)

Good and Evil

Good and Evil (Photo credit:

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for li...

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for literature. It is the first Nobel prize won by Asia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

O ,Mother Of Bengal let your sons experience good and bad deeds,sorrow and joy,ups and downs in life.

Let your sons be human

O most affectionate mother land__in your land of millions

Don’t keep them as innocent children any more.

Let them explore all the countries whichever is the place

make them independently find that abode.

Every step of the way you are protecting them from making small mistakes

do not restrict them and hold on to them as obedient sons.

by giving their life ,enduring pain and suffering, alone

let them distinguish between good and evil.

Take your pious,weak and peaceful sons

let them be homeless, daring and reckless.

O, my admirable mother you have kept your seven million sons,

as Bengalis_____you have failed to raise them as human beings.

Translation by   Ranu

6 thoughts on “Mother Of Bengal By Rabindranath Thakur(Tagore)

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you very much for this additional translation of Tagore. I am most enjoying these.

    This one is interesting, in how the poet seems to point toward a fullness of life experience, and how this may enable resilience of character.

    All good wishes,


    • It is really remarkable how he points out certain things.I love the last two lines
      where he tells the motherland,it has kept its sons as Bengalis,but failed to make them human
      beings.Thank you for your comment,your observance is perfect.
      This one was short but the lesson is great.

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