Ashok Mitra

A lovable rebel

Print edition : May 25, 2018

Ashok Mitra. Photo: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

Ashok Mitra (left) taking oath as Minister in the CPI(M)-led Left Front government in June 1977. Photo: MINATI CHOUDHURY

Jyoti Basu (1914–2010), Chief Minister of West Bengal from 1977 to 2000. Photo: SAURABH DAS/AP

Ashok Mitra (1928-2018), renowned writer, critic and political thinker, strode the worlds of economics and literature like a colossus and was in many ways the voice of the conscience of the country and the Left movement.
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