Wednesday, November 16, 2011

An analysis of Indian Part 1: Paradoxes

Indians in this series of articles refer to South Asians or ethnic group of Indo-Aryan and Dravidians.

Hindustan times reported some 3.2 million Indian Americans, including Asian Indians of mixed race, lived in the United States in 2010 as South Asians led all Asian groups in population growth in the last decade. They led all Asian American households with highest median household income. At 3,183,063, Indian American made up 18 % of the Asian American population in 2010......

According to 2007 to 2009 data, Indian Americans led all Asian American groups in the country in median household income at $86,660. The next highest total was $77,596 for Taiwanese households.

Comparing Chinese and Indian 
There are 10 Indian Nobel prize laureate till date as below, the same number as Han Chinese. There are two Chinese winner and no Indian winner of Field Medal. There are one Indian and one Chinese winner of Turing award. However, base of rough estimate as I research on the faculties of top US colleges, Indians faculties out-numbered Chinese by around 10-30% in many top schools.

In reality, the leadership positions in all western countries show a clear favour of Indians even though Chinese may be equally as smart.

Indian Nobel Prize Laureate

Amartya Sen
Rabindranath Tagore
Muhammad Yunus
Rabindranath Tagore

Har Gobind Khorana
Abdus Salam
V.S. Naipaul


Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
C. V. Raman

Meanwhile the mean IQ of Indians are low while East Asians top. How can one reconciles the paradoxes? Are Indians clever or otherwise?


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