INDIA: American Gandhi

Came last week dread "Gandhi Day," the 30th day since St. Gandhi was imprisoned, the day appointed by his followers for "overwhelming demonstrations in the cause of Independence."

Because these ominous 24 hours were not marked by any violent atrocity, residents in the British Isles breathed easier, but Britons on the spot continued acutely anxious as tens of thousands of natives in small white "Gandhi caps" paraded through Bombay, thousands through such cities as Calcutta and Madras. At Poona paraders carried a likeness of George V festooned with old shoes. From the Afghan...

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