Musings of a Reader

Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore

Where The Mind Is Without Fear One of the most powerful works by Bengali writer, Where The Mind is Without Fear was written by Rabindranath Tagore. This poem was a part of his magnum opus Gitanjali which was published in 1910 before India gained its independence from Great Britain and was in the midst of protests and demonstrations against British rule. During this era, many poets used to write poems with a regular rhythm. However, this poem by Tagore is different as it is written in free verse, coupled with simple…


Severus Snape, Harry Potter #CharacterSketches Undoubtedly, Severus Snape is one of the fascinating characters in the entire Harry Potter series. When I started reading Harry Potter, I was not too fond of Snape with almost the same intensity that he hated Harry. It took only one chapter (The Prince's Tale) in the last book of the series to change the same hatred to immense love, awe and admiration. Once again J.K. Rowling had taken me by surprise because, in the entire series, there was nothing to back Snape except the unwavering…

Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini

#BookReview for Kite Runner The core story of The Kite Runner is very strong. Amir, the main protagonist is a motherless child of a very popular but distant Baba. He has grown up with Hassan, a member of the abused Hazara community who is both Amir's best friend and servant. However, in a moment of timidity and fear, Amir betrays Hassan, refusing to help him in his darkest hour. This changes the nature of their relationship and creates a rift between Hassan and Amir. In the end, Hassan and his father…

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