A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 27, 1958

DANCING may seem a sin to some Christians, but in Asia it is still what it always was — a way of worship. In six pages of color, TIME looks at the religious dancers of the East, their ups (in Ceylon) and their downs (in India). See RELIGION. Dancing for the Gods.

Few areas of the world have marched so briskly with the news in recent years as the great continent of Africa. Since World War II, five new African nations have achieved independence—some through war and rebellion, others as a result of a policy of enlightened gradualism on the...

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