In India: A complicated Treasure from the @newyorker
I asked him what he thought Marx and Lenin would have done. The activist, shifting in his chair, replied, “When they are reincarnated, we must ask them.”
From Jake Halpern’s masterful story about the Sri Padmanabhaswamy temple and its treasure, in Kerala, India. Even its poorest residents don’t want to sell off the 1$ billion treasure that’s been discovered (via court order) to be sealed inside the temple. The above quote refers to the fine line of the local Communist party walks between economics and religion.