INDIA: The Proper Place to Confess

In Kentucky, when a man begins to call attention to himself, his neighbors are apt to suspect that he is running for sheriff. In India, where the climate is more spiritual, unconventional behavior is often taken as a sign that a man is angling to become a mahatma, a saintly soul. Last week the talk in New Delhi was that Seth Ramkrishna Dalmia, wealthy owner of the Times of India, was an active candidate for mahatma.

From Shekels to Sainthood. In his 57 years Dalmia has won for himself four wives, India's second largest industrial fortune and all the comforts...

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