INDIA: In Four Generations

The chill, gilded chamber of the House of Commons was hushed as the neat grey man in the neat grey business suit reached the climax of his speech. In the packed galleries tense, brown-skinned men leaned forward to catch every word. Prime Minister Clement Attlee's thin voice carried a statement fat with destiny. He read:

"His Majesty's Government wish to make it clear that it is their definite intention to take the necessary steps to effect the transference of power into responsible Indian hands by a date not later than June 1948."...

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