INDIA: Durbar

Toward mighty Khyber Pass, the Empire's most romantic and reputedly most dangerous frontier, traveled Earl Willingdon last week, taking along the golden throne on which he sits as Viceroy of India. For this elaborate pilgrimage there were urgent reasons of state.

Beyond the Khyber lies unruly Afghanistan and behind its King Nadir Khan looms Soviet Russia. In the past year raids, riots, savage bloodletting and civil disturbance have burst forth alarmingly in the North-West Frontier territory. Therefore last week it was "raised to the status of a Governor's Province"—this British boon being conferred upon the...

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