INDIA: Resurrection

Two months after the British had let him out of prison to die, sick, 74-year-old Mohandas Gandhi tottered back onto India's political stage.

Point of No Return. Since mid-1942, when the Raj last imprisoned the Mahatma, both he and his political instrument, the All-India National Congress, had declined in power. Malaria, amoebic dysentery, low blood pressure, hookworm, anemia, weak heart & kidneys had sapped his body. His wife had died. All the leading members of the Congress Working Committee had been jailed since they voted an ultimatum to Great Britain to leave...