INDIA: Fresh Start?

Mahatma Gandhi, 72, last week resigned the leadership of his Indian National Congress 'party. With the roar of Axis guns growing louder in their ears, many of Gandhi's sub-leaders could no longer follow his ways of non-violent resistance. Most of them are babus (educated men) who want political careers in an independent (or dominion-status) India and cannot imagine getting them from Adolf Hitler or Emperor Hirohito. The Mahatma would no longer try to lead men who would not follow. Rather than step from his principles, the ascetic little lawyer stepped from his leadership.

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