To take of at angle from the original intent of the thread author: Mahanolobis shouldnt be seen in the same light at chAchAjI. Both had their occidental influences. Today some people call statisticians like Mah and Fisher as "racists" but those are modern fancies of left-liberals
Mah's academic research was of high quality and some of it is still used today like his distance measure. His ideas on collecting "big data" & making computation a part of Indian research landscape were on their mark even if implementation failed. Often a good researcher is not a
good administrator and when one becomes "famous" 1 might stop doing hands one research and indulging in administrative travel -- as JBS Haldane said regarding Mah. Has happened to other good Indian scientists too. The uncle on the other hand had deeper issues. He was born in a
deeply occidental family -- Moti was said to launder his clothes abroad (may be a joke). He had to "discover India" & the filters he had gained abroad (not exactly his Cam education) made that discovery project very biased and shallow. Hence, even his heart was at the right place
what came out was grotesque. This compounded with the structural problems of post-British India resulted in a rather serious disconnect between ideology and the ground which reflected even on academics who might have otherwise had right ideas. What has happened is that the new
crop of politicians like the lATeshvara, sAdhu amita or yogin are more grounded in the ground reality & are the product of multiple rounds of selection in electoral politics. However, IMO in the meantime India has limited success in retaining academics of the quality of Mah etc
to interface with the rulers. This is worsened by on 1 side: chAchA's fruit of most H academics going left-liberal & thus acquiring antinational tendencies; on the other: RSS being primarily a kAryakarta organization where mananam has little place. The result is a low quality
academic filter (e.g. epitomized by the anti-AIT horseshit or gravitation towards pseudoetymologists). Thus, I fear we continue to have an issue with find the right brahma-kShatra alliance.

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