The wisest man in India
In calling Andre Beteille the "wisest man in India", I must append four caveats. First, this is my verdict, and mine alone. The second and third caveats are contained in the title itself. There may still be wiser Indians living outside India, and wiser women living in India. Finally, I have little doubt that Andre Beteille himself will reject my judgment.
Update (Dec 5): From Pradeep's comment:
Ramachandra Guha seeems never tired of praising Rajaji.In the last 5 years, as far as I could remember, he wrote 4 articles on Rajaji with more or less the same content. The one published in the Hindu in 2003 [actually, Dec 22, 2002] had the same title. Does he think that readers have only short memory?