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Rage, Rage against the Dying of the Light

Rage, Rage against the Dying of the Light! G P Deshponde A LEGEND has it that when the news of the French revolution reached the Maratha Court in Poona, the Peshwa Asked of his chief minister what it was all about. The chief minister promptly replied that some barbarians from across the sea had killed their monarch but the Peshwa need not worry. It would seem that the reaction of the establishment in this country to the war in East Bengal is not qualitatively different. The Bengal Mukti Fouj is, of course, not described as a bunch of barbarians. Their bravery, tenacity, courage and will to fight are all appreciated in full measure. Unlike the Poona Court, the Delhi Court in fact passed a solemn resolution of sympathy and support. However, the accent has all along been on caution, circumspection, reluctance to commit

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