INDIA: Friendly Chat

Down the streets of Simla—mountain resort and summer capital of His Majesty's Government in India—to the very gates of the Viceregal Lodge, the scene of as much pomp and circumstance as is displayed at Buckingham Palace, ambled a toothless little Hindu. Drawing his khaddar (Indian "Village Industries" homespun) loincloth and shawl about him, the wizened old man shuffled in to meet the Viceroy. Thus last week took place the long-awaited meeting between Mohandas K. Gandhi, de facto head of the Indian National Congress, and Sir Victor Alexander John Hope, Marquess of...

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