INDIA: How Much Longer?

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The whole Far East was atremble. From Burma, waves of refugees were already breaking over India's borders. Calcutta, Madras and other seaboard cities were being partly evacuated. If the Japanese struck at India and the Indian Ocean, 200 years of British-Indian argument might go up like tissue paper in a bonfire.

Yet in London the British Government was still mulling over the old argument. The incredibly complicated India problem threatened to become purely academic, a mass of mere words. Sir Stafford Cripps politely told Parliament that the Government had postponed...

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