INDIA: The Ham

For years Mohamed Ali Jinnah had kindled the fires of civil war with his slogan "Pakistan or die!" Last week, as tan dust swirled through New Delhi on the year's hottest day (112°), it was up to Jinnah to cool off his Moslem League.

In the mirrors of the Imperial Hotel's grand ballroom, 300 of his followers could watch themselves sipping orange pop and looking bored, as the mullah on the stage mumbled a long recitation from the Koran. Then Jinnah rose. Smiling his death's-head smirk, he held up a hand to quiet the thunderous applause. Instantly, it stopped.

He spoke in...

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