INDIA: Comeback

Again, Gandhi fasted. Princes and untouchables gathered in New Delhi to glimpse the dozing little man in a loin cloth, and to hear the latest medical bulletins. This time, however, a jarring note sounded. A small crowd of unsympathetic Hindus and Sikhs began to shout: "Let Gandhi die!" From an automobile lunged Premier Jawaharlal Nehru, who is India's Johnny-on-the-spot as Fiorello LaGuardia was Manhattan's. Cried Nehru: "How dare you say that? Kill me first!" Nehru chased the dissidents down the street. Inside, Gandhi dozed on.

Downhill. Things had gone from bad to worse for Gandhi, the pacifist, in recent months. India...

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