INDIA: Violent Gandhi

Swords and arrows are the weapons of the Santals, simple hill folk in upper Bengal. Last week one of their chiefs suddenly decided that he was St. Gandhi. Shouting, "I am the Mahatma! I am Gandhi himself!" he led his tribe to Malda where they seized a local mosque.

"I declare a new government!" cried the pseudo-Mahatma. "In the name of myself, Gandhi, I declare the independence of this district!"

Cautiously the British District Magistrate, supported by armed native police, advanced to reason with the sword & arrow men. Twang! went an arrow,...

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