It seemed natural to revisit Sarat while in Kolkata. I found this SARATCHANDRA CHATTOPADHYAY by RAMESH CHANDRA MAJUMDARwho seems to a friend of Sarat. Sarat clearly states his mission in a conversation with his friend's wife:
"Didi (Sister) you women have never got your due in society. I am determined to protest against this through my novels as long as I live."
The article also describes the politics of his D.Litt award from Decca University. Sarat's views on Islam do not seem to be so well known. Here are excerpts from a speech by Sarat . It is a surprise that the author of Mahesh , perhaps the best Indian short story that I read, had such opinions.