INDIA: Frontier Firebrand

If Lord Linlithgow, Viceroy of India, wants to talk over troublesome Indian problems with Mohandas K. Gandhi, the revered Mahatma will usually arrange to call on His Excellency at New Delhi. Not so obliging is another Indian leader named Mirza Ali Khan, better known as the Fakir of Ipi.

Years ago this turbaned giant of a man, wearing baggy pants and a flowing robe, consented to a parley with a British Resident General of Waziristan, the craggy, wild tribal area of Northwestern India. It did not turn out well. The Fakir was friendly enough. But he declined to accept British...

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