INDIA: 1933 & 1776

In ornate and gleaming New Delhi, the $50,000,000 Viceregal Capital, swarthy politicos of India's Legislative Assembly jabberingly debated last week the Gargantuan British bill—longest ever submitted to the House of Commons—which is to give India a new Status (TIME, Dec. 3).

New Delhi's Legislators could neither pass nor reject this bill, which lay last week some 5,000 miles away on Parliament's great oak table, but they could endorse or denounce officially an epochal measure already roundly cursed by Mahatma Gandhi's unofficial Indian National Congress. The New Delhi Legislators are supposed to be...

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