INDIA: One of Those Weeks

Not since the proud midnight twelve years ago when he became Prime Minister of newly independent India had Jawaharlal Nehru, 69, gone through such black times.

Wherever Nehru turned last week, India was in difficulties, and he was held ultimately responsible. On his nation's northern frontier, Red Chinese invaders made a mockery of his cherished ideal of peaceful coexistence with Peking, and rumors flew of continued bloody skirmishes between Chinese and Indian patrols. In Calcutta, India's largest city (pop. 4,000,000), Communist-led food riots raged into their fifth day as howling mobs stoned...

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