INDIA: Simla Conference

At India's summer capital, statesman ship and wisdom were on trial. For in Simla's viceregal lodge the momentous conference of Viceroy Lord Wavell and India's nationalist leaders was about to begin. At stake was the future of India and the Wavell Plan (TIME, May 21), leading to eventual Indian self-government.

Khaddar and Kirpan. First, on a lawn overlooking the valley, there was the vice regal reception. The Congress delegation, headed by President Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, wore white caps, homespun khaddar.

Mohamed Ali Jinnah, president of the Moslem League, wore an English-style hat,...

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