When the people are fighting for their survival and dignity, can a true poet with commitment to the people profess ignorance on that struggle. After all, poetry like most other art forms is a product of history too. So when the Dalits and Adivasis of India are engaged in a people's war with the oppressor Indian State the great Indian poet from Kerala K. Satchidanandan could not sit idly. This week's Mathrubhumi weekly carries a great poem by Satchidanandan. Those who know Malayalam may read it here. If for some reason you find it difficult to read it here you may save the poem first and read it after zooming in.