Today on 14th March 1883 Karl Marx, a great German philosopher, economist, historian, sociologist, political theorist, and social revolutionary died. Karl Marx’s name is used as an adjective, a noun and a school of social theory. Is globally know for Marx’s theories about society, economics, and politics which are collectively known as Maxims. This theory is developing while holding human society development through the social class struggle.
Due to his writing on Silesian weavers uprising, he was expelled to Paris on the insistence of the German government. Later on, he shifted to Brussels and published his first join work with Engels ‘The Holy Family’. They both establish a Communist corresponding Committee and completed German Ideology. Karl Marx also published a programme of the communist league in Communist Manifesto in 1848.
Karl Marx keenly studied the Indian revolt of 1857 and dispatched an article on this event in New York Daily Tribute. He notes on Indian history and the changes happened due to British rule, reflected his deep understanding of the Indian society.
Along with Fredrik Engels, Karl Marx founded the theory of scientific communism, enunciated the law of dialectical and historical materialism with the discovery of the theory of value of surplus.
Indian Post issued a one rupee commemorative stamp in 1989, to pay tribute to this scholar. The background of this stamp illustrates his book ‘Das Kapital’ with the image of Karl Marx.
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