ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary AM WHAT went wrong? Or could it be that nothing went wrong, whatever was bound to happen has started to happen, it is only our erstwhile historiography which has proved woefully deficient? Scions of native princes and princelings, with the taluqdars too thrown in, who, it was naively thought, the nation had got rid of, once and for ever, during the late forties and the early fifties, have assumed charge as effective rulers of the country. They are managing the ruling party, they are managing the government. Their culture has emerged as the ruling culture, and their ideas are the ruling ideas. Watch the advertisements in the newspapers or on the television. The message of affluence which they propagate is, you may think, ill matched for a country in our kind of plight. You are mistaken: your ideas do not belong, these advertisements

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