INDIA: Atomic Vows

Like men elsewhere, a thin little Indian with sparkling eyes is deeply worried about the state of the world. He is 34-year-old Acharya Sri Tulsi Ramji, head of the Terapanthi sect of the Jains, a religious group that believes in nonviolence. In a campaign to improve humanity, Tulsi Ramji in 1948 founded the Anuvrati Sangh (Atomic Vows Society). Its members take 148 vows, renewable yearly.

Last week the society was pleased to announce that it had grown from 75 to 25,000 members, several of them multimillionaire merchants. In red, yellow and blue turbans, many of Tulsi Ramji's followers gathered...

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