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A Messy Transition

 the corpus of the problem. Without a winding down of the fatalism, each of the individual, compartmentalised efforts, one feels, will turn upon itself, and aggravate the fatalism. This reversal can perhaps come only as a by-product of a certain turn of the, political process itself. At some indeterminate stage, through a series of accidents nobody now can be terribly precise about, the Bengali ego received a few hard knocks. The disinherited ego began to derive an impish pleasure from far-out Leftism; a long period of deprivation of resources and spoils which sustained devotion to Leftist causes pushed the ego over the precipice, to the region of unreconstructed cynicism. By trying to crush the main springs of Bengali Leftism through strong-arm methods, one does not necessarily help the process of a renewal of the ego. On the contrary; an additional proof is furnished that it does not belong, and will not be allowed to belong to the mainstream. From then on, fatalism rides again. It is a melancholy ride: you and I art; included in it.

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