INDIA: Death and Factions

Punjab Province in India was curry-hot with religious conflicts and revolts against British rule until 1937, when moderate Sir Sikander Hyat Khan, member of a distinguished Moslem family, became Premier of the Punjab. By straightforward administration and sense-making pleas for Hindu-Moslem unity, he succeeded in uniting the major political parties of the Punjab's 28 millions—56% Moslems, 27% Hindu, 13% warrior Sikhs—into a coalition Government which brought internal peace to the Province and has raised 500,-ooo troops to fight the Axis. Last week, at Lahore, the fruitful work of Sir Sikander was...

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