Books: One Man's India

THE HEART OF INDIA (332 pp.)—Alexander Campbell—Knopf ($5).

What is India? By the judgment of the Indians themselves—from Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru down to an unemployed factory manager in Gwalior—it is an empty tomb, a looted dustbin, the shadow under the lamp; it is four parts filth and one part hypocrisy, a cow-dung country inhabited by people with a cow-dung mentality. Cries one Indian youth: "There's no depth of superstition to which Indians won't sink. We worship cows and cobras. We have eight million 'holy men,' most of them naked and all of them...