The following sentence is left blank. Beneath the sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.
Indian intellectuals may boast if they are so inclined to being ______ to the most elitist among the intellectual ____of the world.
Choice "subordinates and traditions" can be easily eliminated since “being subordinate” and “boasting” of it do not go together. Similarly, "Ancestors and societies" is incorrect because ‘intellectuals’ (individuals) being ancestors to societies (collectivity) is incorrect. Also, present Indian intellectuals cannot possibly be ancestors either. "Heirs and Cliques" is incorrect because “intellectual cliques” is odd especially since“cliques” is used in a somewhat negative sense.