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Pakistan Growing Opposition

who received their first spark of ideology from Sarkar, had parted company with him during the past twenty years. Most of those who were his contemporaries, in age and frame of mind, were gone gentle and not-so-gentle, into the night. As the shadows fell, he was an almost left-over man, and, why cavil at facts, during his final days, he Rrew nearly as distant as the suburbs where he had shifted, even as Calcutta itself, despite the crowd defining it, or pre cisely because of the crowd, gives the impression of growing more forform with each day. Susobhan Sarkar how- ever did not lose either hope or faith, for that is what Marxism is about, the creation of life out of death, that is what he told his students for sixty years. So, be not snooty, Calcutta is indeed proud of its famous deaths, they re-invest it with a lustre of dignity, the dignity of fellow-feeling, the dignity of coming alive, ever and ever.

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