ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Caste and Power

New Moorings FROM a public platform in Calcutta, West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu was recently reported to have branded the union finance minister Mamnohan Singh as "a darling of some outside forces''. He was undoubtedly right. When the finance minister's resignation drama was being played in New Delhi, not only many 'outside forces' came forward to plead, directly or indirectly, for his retention in the present post, many of his Indian admirers, for their part, put forward this outspoken patronage of outside forces as an additional argument against the acceptance of his resignation.

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