INDIA: Bose Out

Up to a huge temporary shed of bamboo and matting at torrid Tripuri drove an ambulance one day last week. A patient was carried into the shed and put on a cot between two big ice tanks. Lying there, sipping cooling drinks and medicines, occasionally bidding two young nieces fan his brow, the patient tried to forget a temperature of over 100 as he presided over the annual meeting of the Indian National Congress.

The sick man was Subhas Chander Bose, who last month scored a coup by engineering his own election to the Congress Presidency against Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's...

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