Lecture held on ‘Marxism & literature’

Patiala, July 20

Punjabi University today held a lecture on “Marxism and literature: an evolving relationship”. Prof Prakash, who retired from Hans Raj College, Delhi University, said Marxism had always championed freedom, dialogue and discussion, and it was here that the task of literature and the work of Marxism shared affinity.

Between Marxism and democracy, democracy is supreme. “Literature is the space for experimentation and innovation. Further, no ‘ism’ has a place in literature and that essentially, whatever might have happened in the actually existing communist states, Marxism champions the freedom of the writer,” he said.

Marxism has always championed freedom, dialogue and discussion. “It is here that the task of literature and the work of Marxism share affinity,” he said.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Arvind, said Karl Marx’s method of dialectical thinking was extremely relevant in the twenty-first century world. TNS

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