This article deals with the history of reception of the India-related writings of Karl Marx/Friedrich Engels in India.
Indians on Marx and Engels on India – Pradip Baksi
Marx in the MEGA
Marx in the MEGA This is a preliminary report on the process of transformation of Karl Marx’s papers into published texts after his death. This process started in the second half of the 1880s with Friedrich Engels’ editorial interventions on Marx’s manuscripts related to the theme of Capital within his incomplete research programme for a Critique of Political Economy. It continued through the various volumes of…
Śūnyatā and Karl Marx
Śūnyatā and Karl Marx About a year and a half before the publication of Karl Marx’s Das Kapital, Erster Band (1867), there appeared in two sentences within two of his letters, a particular view of the term शून्यता / Śūnyatā: rendered in his own English, as nothingness. He came to know about and understood this term in the context of some meditational practices of the monks, nuns and their householder devotees…
Karl Marx’s excerpts on the history of land relations in India
This is a short note on Karl Marx’s excerpts on the history of land relations in India. It covers a part of a book by one of his friends, the Russian Jurist and Sociologist, Academician Maksim Maksimovich Kovalevsky (1851-1916). This book was published in 1879, and Marx made his excerpts from it in a notebook that he used during the years 1879-1880. These excerpts of Marx contain many important threads for…
Capital, governments, multilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations
Contemporary transnational capital aims at full spectrum dominance over the entire political economy of our planet. We learn from the first sentence of the Foreword of Karl Marx (1859), Zur Kritik der Politischen Ökonomie: Erstes Heft, that he wished to critically investigate the system of bourgeois economy involving the six domains of capital, landed property, wage-labour, state, foreign trade and world market.