This site hosts my writing and analysis on philosophy, political economy, and the process of social change from a revolutionary Marxist/communist/anarchist perspective.
I also have another website, Jnana Yuddha, where I frequently post shorter blog posts and assorted links that I find interesting.
The term kurukshetra comes from the ancient Hindu epic, the Mahabharata–a lengthy tale of two rival factions in a powerful royal family that spans generations. The Battle of Kurukshetra is the climactic battle of the epic, filled with violence, betrayal, redemption, sacrifice, and tragedy, and heroism.
Hindu philosophers often choose to interpret this great battle as an allegory for the constant struggle over moral decisions that people have to face every day–that is, a purely internalized notion of ethics that is devoid of any relationship to the social, political, and economic forces that constrain our daily actions. I, however, choose to uphold kurukshetra as a literal portrayal of the realities of moral struggle–that is, that moral struggle is a contentious, violent, and constantly transforming field of action, firmly grounded in our material realities, and inherently dependent on our engagement with socio-political and economic structures.
Kurukshetra is praxis, and explicitly refers to the struggle to transform our material reality to better reflect our moral and ethical standards, and the interests of the masses over elites.
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