INDIA: Now the Pale Horse

Lest the amply fed think that India's immense misery had passed, an American missionary wrote home a letter: "It will take at least five years to recover from the effects [of 1943's famine] from a health standpoint, and more than that to recover from a moral standpoint. . . . The poor have sold off their goats, chickens, cattle, brass vessels, ornaments, and the like in the past hard year and are far less well prepared to meet the exigencies of another such year. . . ."

For the moment the rice would...

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