Biplab Lohochoudhury

The writer is professor at Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan

Articles By Biplab Lohochoudhury

Felling an icon: Vandalising Vidyasagar’s statue goes against Bengal’s intellectual legacy

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was the foremost figure against whom the Naxals had a huge grudge. The reason given by them supposedly was that their views did not match with the spirit of liberal thought that Vidyasagar demonstrated in his unique ways of protest against the British Raj and Hindu superstition.