INDIA: Much Sweetness

In India the Viceroy preserves, if possible, a more regal dignity than George V himself. Men and maharajahs do not sit down in Lord Irwin's presence without his leave, do not speak until the Viceroy has spoken. But last week dignity went by the board when small, brown St. Gandhi clattered up to the Vice-regal Palace at New Delhi in a cheap American automobile and alighted wearing a blanket to which was pinned a dollar watch. As his tiny guest had stipulated, the excessively tall Viceroy met him "as a man, not...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!