The students of BA- III Optional English course – Paper-II met Prof. A K Mense to learn about the historical background and development of Communism. The lecture was arranged to understant a prescribed text ‘Animal Farm’ a modern classic by George Orwell.. The novel is a political allegory and satire on the Communist experiment to create a better human society. Prof Mense who has rich experience of the condition of workers and has made a study of the Communism shared his views on the topic. Students learnt about Karl Marx’s contribution and how he was led to his theory of history. Prof Mense gave examples from the lives of workers and the exploitative conditions of Industrial societies.