INDIA: Fadeout

Seth Ramkrishna Dalmia is the kind of man who has made capitalist a nasty word in India. Dalmia said as much himself a few years ago. "I feel that from the age of twelve to these 57 years of my life, I have been accumulating the sins of wealth and palaces. I feel as if I had sucked the blood of the poor in establishing the big name of Dalmia."

At the time, Dalmia was pledging his life to the service of the poor. He could afford to. For this skinny little man with...

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