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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary AM ELSEWHERE in the country, this name, Snehangshu Acharyya, would mean little or nothing. In Calcutta and Bengal, the man with that name was larger than life. Now that he is dead, a phase is ended. But ended for whom? Men and women, through their endeavours and indiscretions, are responsible for what history becomes. Nonetheless, history, once it crystallises, is so altogether impersonal. Besides, all the while, history moves away from what it creates. Perhaps, when the annals of the period are written, this name, Snehangshu Acharyya, will, in a stray paragraph, illuminate a stray point. Once the point is made, history will rush along, and oblivion will claim the man who in his mileu, was almost a legend to umpteen numbers belonging to his generation, as much to those who went along with his ideology as those who most certainly did not.

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