A new article by qz.com comments on why Ayn Rand has a popular following among many in India.  Is this a “reaction to the country’s stratified social hierarchy and heavy, lumbering government, anathema to the fiercely self-sufficient heroes of Rand’s novels”? Or is the explanation that “upper-caste, rich Indians,…take one of her key precepts, the rejection of altruism, as a license to ignore India’s searing poverty and institutionalized racism”?  Or some combination of the two?

Ayn Rand and Karl Marx AP Photos.