British Commonwealth of Nations: Red, Green & White

COMMONWEALTH (British Commonwealth of Nations)

To recall the populations of India* and of Great Britain† is to wonder how much longer the meek colossus will bear the proud pygmy's yoke. As yet the sole, authentic voice articulating India's slumbrous discontent is that of the Indian National Congress. Last week its delegates met, 5000 strong, in the huge, sprawling, unlovely city of Madras, on India's southeast coast.

Came folk representing each Indian caste, rank, race and sect, nearly all clad in symbolical, white homespun robes. Standard bearers unfurled everywhere the national banner: red,...