INDIA: Flags in Pondicherry

The French had a new colonial crisis on their hands last week in an obscure place on India's southeast coast called Pondicherry. One of four small enclaves (see map) which are all that remain of the once substantial French empire in India, Pondicherry (pop. 222,000) vibrated with the crises of anti-French demonstrators shouting for merger with India.

For a long time Prime Minister Nehru has been trying to get the French to abandon Pondicherry and the other enclaves, which he calls "pimples on the map." But Nehru could get nowhere in Pondicherry...

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