India: Her Father's Daughter

In her four months as Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi has been largely spared the biting public criticism that Indian politicians are accustomed to meting out to their leaders. It is partly a matter of simple courtesy to a woman. It is also partly a matter of respect for her father's memory. But of late there has been a good deal of grumbling inside the ruling Congress Party. And one of the charges is that the child of Jawaharlal Nehru is abandoning her father's nationalist and socialist ideals.

Ironically, she is under fire for two schemes of the kind India...

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