Besides it's major political impact, the Naxalite rebellion had a significant influence on art and aesthetics of the country.
Theatre and drama groups, painters, poets and balladeers came to fore to bring the movement to cities.
One of the most popular and my favourite poet of the Naxalite movement was Avtar Singh Sandhu 'Paash'. Paash's poetry overflowed with deep angst and intense revolutionary rage along with depictions of rural life and romance in the country. Although he originally wrote in Punjabi his poems have been translated to both Hindi and English.
Because of his radical leftist ideology he attracted several antagonists. Paash was martyrd at the age of 37 on 23 March 1988 at the hands of Khalistani movement extremists, the same day 57 years ago the great revolutionary Bhagat Singh was hanged. He's also referred to as Bhagat Singh of poetry.
"I have no face
No voice of my own,
Blind passion for the earth is mine.
That is why it seems
I shall get across all
Like the rustling wind.
Hold on to my concern tight
After I have passed by."