India: Morning After

It seemed like just another Christmas dance in Goa's capital city of Pangim. Still dressed in their jungle-green combat uniforms, 300 Indian army officers of the conquering "Black Cat" 17th division shuffled in time to the music. Patiently the 300-man stag line waited to dance with the only women who had been inveigled to attend the dance—three lonely Goan girls. "They don't like us," said an Indian officer. "They don't want jungle green here. They want white skins."

Despite Indian assertions that the Goan people were delighted with their "liberation," Indian...

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