People Politics and Protest (3)
Almost all of us have heard about Bishnu Dey. A worthy pillar of post-Tagorian modern Bengali poetry, his creative endeavour and creative quests have won deserving accolades. But, pray, who amongst you have heard of Gurudas Pal? A bucolic bard at the best, some lines of a so-called poem written by him were used and utilized by the sectarian and Zhdanovite critic Prodyot Guha to make a crucial point of Marxian aesthetics.