Foreign News: Prelude to Bandung

Mrs. Rameshwari Nehru, a cousin of India's Prime Minister and a dear old lady whom everyone likes, took her idea to Indian leaders. Why not, said she, collect cultural, religious and scientific dignitaries of Asia into one grand "nonpartisan" conference to promote the cause of peace and brotherly love? The idea came to her, or was put to her, at last year's Communist-run Stockholm conference for "the reduction of world tension." Cousin Jawaharlal and leaders of his Congress Party gave their consent. Invitations went out to the capitals of Asia. and Indian President...

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