India: Close to the Soil

Although he had already succeeded to the leadership of India, Prime Minister Lai Bahadur Shastri could not be gin to govern until all that was mortal of Jawaharlal Nehru vanished in the wind, water and soil of India.

Leaving Delhi last week, a special train crawled slowly through a yellow haze of summer dust. In one coach, heaped with red roses, jasmine and white lotus blooms, stood a large silver-and-copper urn holding Nehru's ashes.*Reaching Allahabad, Nehru's home town, late that night, the urn was carried in procession through the predawn coolness to the...

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