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Iconoclasm Is Necessary

Iconoclasm Is Necessary DN ICONOCLASM is a necessary endeavour, intellectual and practical, in every age. There are those whose basic outlooks have to be rejected and there are others whose limitations have to be understood. Call it what you will, developing a critique or iconoclasm, such a settling of accounts is essential in each age for the oppressed to be able to carry forward their struggle for emancipation. If the sham of the tBengal Renaissance' had to be exposed some twenty years ago, the limitations of past class struggles as, for instance, that conducted by Swami Sahjanand's Kisan Sabha, have to be brought to light today. This is not just an idle endeavour, but one critically related to the task of working out a direction for the continuing agrarian struggle in Bihar.

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