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Creation and Criticism

ISSN: 2455-9687 

(A Quarterly International Peer-reviewed Refereed e-Journal

Devoted to English Language and Literature)

Vol. 08, Joint Issue 28 & 29: Jan-April 2023

Editorial : Jan-April 2023


न पश्येम कुरून् सर्वान् पाण्डवाश्चैव  संयुगे।

क्षीणानुभयतः शूरान् रथिनो रथिभिर्हतान्।।

[श्लोक 31, अध्याय 95, उद्योगपर्व (भगवद्यानपर्व), महाभारत]


Na pashyem kurun sarvan pandavaschaiva samyuge.

kshiṇanubhayatah shuran rathino rathibhirhatan.

[Shloka 31, Adhyaya 95, Udyogaparva (Bhagavadyanaparva), Mahaabharata]


Meaning: Considering the outcome of the war, we see that all the Kauravas and Pandavas appear to be in ruins. The brave chariot-warriors of both the sides will be killed and destroyed by themselves.


Before the Mahabharata war, Shri Krishna, as the messenger of peace, goes to the Dhritarashtra's court in Hastinapur. He prudently tells the king Dhritarashtra and the other members of the court that war only brings destruction. He emphasizes on the need of cultivating enduring peace between the Kauravas and the Pandavas and, thus, to stop the upcoming march of cruel war. He wants to communicate that an individual in love desires for peace, not for war, as he knows it well that war, with its devastating repercussions, continues to afflict the whole universe, destroying living and non-living things, creating unspeakable pain and misery, delaying development and concomitantly breaking peace. But, the king Dhritarashtra could not understand the message of Shri Krishna.


It is a fact that the road to peace is difficult, but not impossible. It requires a paradigm shift in human thinking. It necessitates a dedication to diplomacy over aggressiveness. It needs an acknowledgment of the significance of humanity. Hence, as a global civilization, we should take a stance against the scourge of war and work to establish a world where peace is more than a passing whim, but a lasting, universal reality.


All the best!

Happy reading…


Abnish Singh Chauhan


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