So grave have been the world's other troubles
in recent weeks that the third successive Indian Round Table Conference
has dragged out its deliberations in almost complete obscurity. Last
week its Hindus, Moslems, Parsees and British politicians seized the
spotlight for a brief instant by marching into the King's Robing Room
of the House of Lords for their final session. India Office immediately
issued handfuls of optimistic propaganda hailing the Conference as
"largely successful." Sir Samuel Hoare, Secretary of State for India,
sent the delegates home with the following pat on the back:
"I would venture to sum up the...
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