INDIA: Parable in Brass

The brass bands of India blared lustily last week as Moslem League President Mohammed Ali Jinnah toured the great Province of Punjab. A high British official riding Jinnah's train was pleased to note that, at station after station, the musicians played God Save the King. When he mentioned his pleasure to an Indian friend, the friend remarked: "Don't attach any political importance to that. They don't know how to play anything else."


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