The Congo: Exit Raj

Twenty-seven years in India's elite civil service gave brilliant, Oxford-trained Rajeshwar Dayal an elegant diplomatic manner and endless Oriental patience. But this was hardly enough to prepare Dayal for the heat, hatred and hurly-burly of central Africa when U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold named him chief of the U.N. mission in the Congo last August. Almost before Dayal had settled into his glass-walled office in Léopoldville, chaos broke around his head. Erratic Patrice Lumumba wanted protection in his refuge in the Premier's residence. From his own villa near by, President Joseph Kasavubu sulked and hurled insults at the U.N....

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