How Muktibodh, a staunch critic of classism, glossed over casteism

Muktibodh was a leading Marxist poet and critic. He has vehemently attacked class-based society and literature, but an awareness of caste differentiation is completely missing in his perspective. At times, he even appears to be supporting it. Kanwal Bharti analyses Muktibodh’s critical judgment

EVALUATION OF MUKTIBODH’S WORKS OF CRITICISM FROM A BAHUJAN PERSPECTIVE

To me, Gajanan Madhav “Muktibodh” is more complex as a poet than as a critic. His poetry has such complexity of expression and is so incomprehensible that it makes no sense to me. Once, when I shared this issue with Pranay Krishna he told me that once he had explained his poetry to me I would be able to appreciate him. He was right because he taught Muktibodh and had command over his subject. But, what is the point of poetry that needs to be read under the guidance of an expert?

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