When I say ‘Elite’, I am not talking about the high net worth individuals, as one would imagine. A person, who has had the luxury of a private education, is employed in a white collar job and lives in an urban area, is an Indian Elite. Statistically, such a person would figure in the top 2% of our country. Let’s call him ‘Leo’ for easier reference, hereafter.
The title picture is perfect and concentrates our attention on those under the sidewalk, the untouchables, the Dallits and the elite your are speaking of do not even consider they ever existed, if they know the concept at all, because for them it is a concept, not a reality, 200 million people who are just not even considered as people. And I am afraid the elite is thus a lot more despicable because of this simple fact, ignorance, refusal to know, refusal to see.