INDIA: Unbroken Prayer

". . . This frail old man of seventy-eight, who may be a politician among saints, but is no less a saint among politicians." Thus the Manchester Guardian last week described Mohandas Gandhi. The description was perfect.

Peace promises which the political saint had exacted from Indian leaders through his fast (TIME, Jan. 26) had brought at least temporary calm. There were noisy demonstrations in New Delhi—but they were for peace. Moslems moved unmolested into some areas from which rioting had driven them. On the third day after his fast, though weak, the Mahatma disdained to be carried to...

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