There is a perception that traditional India emphasized deference to age and authority to an unhealthy degree

The figure of Bharatendu Harishchandra is an interesting counter

Died at 34!
Lived all his life in a traditional city - Varanasi
Yet viewed as a giant in his own time
To be honest I didn't know much about him until recently

I learn from wiki that the title of Bharatendu was conferred on him by a group of scholars in 1880 in Kashi - when he must have been 30 years old

Suggestive of a certain flexibility that we dont associate with India
@blog_supplement has an interesting blogpost that suggests the data from history very much contradicts this popular perception about India's undue deference to age

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