Siraj Sikder Works: On Sukanta

Siraj Sikder

Siraj Sikder

The Proletarian Party of East Bengal produced and published the original Bengali document in October 1973

The Communist Party Marxist-Leninist-Maoist Bangladesh translated the document in English and published online via on 28 November 2014. Party slightly edited the translation on 25 April 2017


[It was added to the preface of the Poetry Book: People’s War in Perspective. Sukanta Bhattacharya was a famous poet in Bengali literature during 1940s. At the same time, he was an activist of the Communist party of India. He reflected the idea of that party which was sunk in revisionist line, so, a short lived genius was bound by great limitations that he could not break — CPMLM-BD]

Sheikh Mujiv the lackey of Indian expansionism, Social Imperialism and Imperialism read and praise Sukanta’s poetry. The revisionists also appreciate that. This is because class struggle is acceptable to bourgeoisie, even the big bourgeoisie (Lenin)

Of course, Sukanta said about class struggle. But his petry did not recognize establishing of proletarian dictatorship which is inevitable end of class struggle [At present it is and at that time it was people’s democratic dictatorship that is a form of proletarian dictatorship]

Neither Marxism-Leninism (at present Marxism-Leninism-Mao Tse-tung Thought) the scientific theoretical basis of carrying class struggle of proletariat nor political party of proletariat to carry class struggle is present in his poetry.

Sukanta’s poetry did not reflect the revolutionary practice of armed and other struggles led by party to establish people’s democratic dictatorship.

These are the limitations of Sukanta.

This is why Sukanta is acceptable to bourgeoisie, even the big bourgeoisie.

The same we can say about Indu Saha of East Bengal