INDIA: The Failure

Dispatches from India last week scarcely mentioned the Marquess of Linlithgow, Viceroy of India, personal friend and unrelenting political enemy of Mohandas K. Gandhi. But it was Lord Linlithgow, tall, stern symbol of British policy, unbending in his scarlet-carpeted marble palace, who had stood his ground and defeated Mohandas Gandhi, frail symbol of India's ceaseless struggle for her independence.

Gandhi had survived a fast of 21 days without wringing a single concession from Linlithgow. There had been cold logic behind the Viceroy's refusal to release Gandhi. From the standpoint of the Indian Government, the triumph of Linlithgow was complete, the failure...

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