INDIA: The Wavell Plan

Viscount Wavell, Viceroy of India, did not return to Britain merely to have his head modeled by modernist Sculptor Jacob Epstein. From Indian sources in London, TIME was informed last week that the British Government had drafted a new, far-reaching, administrative plan for India. The chief planner was Viscount Wavell, who brought with him to London Sir Francis Mudie, constitutional expert of the Indian Civil Service, and Rao Bahadur Menon, secretary of the Reforms Committee of the Indian Assembly.

Soon the Viceroy will return to New Delhi. There he will reportedly take three steps: 1) release all Indian political leaders...

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