INDIA: Viceroy v. Gandhi

Between the Roy* and the Viceroy there is this difference: The Earl of Willingdon on his throne at Delhi can initiate action, decree the most drastic measures—in short, can rule. Last week the return to India of Mahatma Gandhi gave the Viceroy a chance to seem every inch a king. When Mr. Gandhi begged audience by telegram to discuss Lord Willingdon's recent ordinance suppressing free speech, freedom of assembly and virtually all civil rights in Bengal (TIME, Dec. 14), he received from the Viceregal court...

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