Wednesday, March 23, 2016

abandoned opulence

While most of Shekhawati’s havelis have crumbled and remain abandoned, a small window into the world of these painted mansions is being preserved.
Wherever there is great wealth, somewhere else there is great poverty. Is it any wonder that communism, before it got into the nitty-gritty business of gulags and the like, should hold out an allure? Sort of like Christianity.

1 comment:

  1. The earliest humans were socialists just because the tribe would fail if everyone wasn't equally cared for. In primitive tribes, personal wealth/property are anathema. But we're civilized now, and can afford such theft.