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A suite of efficiently equipped business offices at New Delhi, the capital of British India, was occupied for the first time last week by the Seven Wise Britons who had come from London to report on the possibility of granting greater self-government to India (TIME, Feb. 13).

Straightway Sir John Simon, chairman of the Commission, famed Liberal barrister, sat briskly down at his desk, last week, and drew up an offer designed to conciliate 318,940,000 Indians, some thousands of whom rioted in Madras, Calcutta & Bombay last fortnight, in protest against the Commission...

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