INDIA: The Impact of Andhra

From the South Indian state of Andhra last week came a stunning and unexpected check to the Communist advance in Asia. This was the place—a wrench-shaped "linguistic state" of 21 million Telugu-speaking people carved out of its neighbors in 1953—which the Communists had confidently expected to make their first political base in India. They talked extravagantly of turning Andhra into their "Yenan," a citadel from which they could subvert the rest of India. They already had 46 seats, only seven fewer than the Congress Party, in the state assembly. Andhra is their...

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