India’s Elite/”Middle Class”
“The elite in many parts of the world do not like to be called the elite,” said Dipankar Gupta, a sociologist. “In the U.K., they called themselves the nobility; in current American discourse, the elite are called the job creators. In India, the elite call themselves middle class.”
India Ink, the Times’s blog about India, examined class and politics in regard to India’s elite, who have incentives to “masquerade” as the middle class.