ASIA: Pride of the East

Asia's babbling voices joined last week in a notable and noisy effort at unison. On their main theme, reaction against Western domination, Asians (they no longer wanted to be known as Asiatics) achieved fairly close harmony.

Ancient Delhi, a seat of Asiatic culture a dozen centuries before Christianity, had never seen anything quite like the Inter-Asian Relations Conference. For the first time in history, Asians representing half the world's people came together under Asiatic sponsorship. The 200 delegates, from 30-odd countries and colonial territories, made an impressive spectacle. There were tiny, sloe-eyed Indonesian women in batiked lungis and husky...

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