INDIA: Violence in Question

India lay open to invasion but her people still debated whether they should fight the invaders.

The Working Committee of India's largest political body, the Indian National Congress party, met in excited conclave in northern Allahabad. At night red flares cast a feverish light on the white-clad throng, and neither palm-leaf fans nor the cold water served in clay cups could cool the argument.

Most of it was a contest between the ideas of gaunt, intellectual Chakravarthi Rajagopalachariar ("C.R."), leader of the party's great Madras section, and of gaunt, mystical Mohandas Gandhi, still...

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