INDIA: Uncertain Freedom

Two years ago, realizing its hot and violent dream of freedom, India formally broke away from the British Raj. More than once since then it had seemed as if the great subcontinent would consume itself in war; by this summer, India gave the greatest promise of stability in Red-flooded Asia. But that stability was far from secure. From New Delhi, TIME correspondent Robert Lubar cabled:

India celebrated the anniversary of independence by announcing new and stricter austerity measures. India is still basically a hungry land; the government has launched a drive to raise...

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