The former governor of West Bengal, Gopalakrishna Gandhi, at a lecture on governance in India, quoted in The Telegraph:
Touring the Kannada countryside in 1927, Mahatma Gandhi asked a poor villager: ‘Who rules Mysore?’ The answer was, ‘Some god.’
If an average Indian were asked today, ‘Who rules India?’ — the answer is likely to be, ‘God knows.’
That two-word answer says more than any lecture can. The aam admi is perplexed — by the condition of his surroundings. And by his own condition.
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