Foreign News: THE MIND OF GANDHI

India's leaders, especially Mohandas Gandhi, are often badly misunderstood in the West. They are, indeed, not easy for most Western minds to understand. One difficulty is the fact that their statements, as carried in the Western press, are frequently too brief to be illuminating. Below is an extended interview with Gandhi, cabled from India last week by TIME'S Correspondent Jack Belden:

I found Gandhi flat on his back on a white mattress laid on a clean-swept floor made of cow dung.

Over his head waved a punkah, drawn by a white-clad woman disciple. About...

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