To the Editors:
Most Indians will remember Indira Gandhi [WORLD, Nov. 12] as a woman of great fearlessness, even though her reputation will always be hemmed in by qualifying clauses. Despite her aloofness, she appeared strangely accessible. It would be an injustice to mistake her stoicism for stony heartlessness. As she said in an interview after her younger son's death, 'The wounds are there, but perhaps some scars do not show."
Indira Gandhi was a complex personality who, depending on the situation, could be kind, endearing, humble, firm, stern, maybe even ruthless. She never lost sight of her goal: the...