INDIA: The Road to Simla

In Simla, India's cool summer capital, an old Harrovian, Indian Nationalist Jawaharlal Nehru, and other Indian leaders will confer this week with Viceroy

Lord Wavell on the interim plan for India's independence.

That the resentful Congress party would consent even to meet the Viceroy was a hopeful sign. Its principal conference delegates (ex-President Nehru and current President Maulana Abul Kalam Azad) had only just emerged from three years in jail—Nehru greyer and grimmer, Azad 46 lbs. lighter. Fellow Delegate Mohandas K. Gandhi, who ended his prison term 13 months ago, also gave the meeting his cautious blessing. Said he: "It would...

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