ASIA: Nehru for Gandhi

Mohandas Gandhi, who recently resigned his leadership of the Indian National Congress when many of its members seemed more anxious about India's war defenses than about Gandhian nonresistance (TIME, Jan. 12), announced last week that his successor would be his old Party comrade, socialistic Jawaharlal Nehru.

If the British Raj hoped that the new leader would at once press for more Indian war effort and less talk about Indian independence, the Raj was soon disillusioned. As an experienced power politician, as well as a high-minded political philosopher, Pandit Nehru probably realized that...

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