INDIA: Flight to Nowhere?

In the four-engined York monoplane, London-bound, the "No Smoking" sign stayed on for an hour out of Karachi. When it went out, Mohamed Ali Jinnah, in a front-row seat, chain-smoked State Express 555 cigarets, buried his hawk's head in a book pointedly titled A Nation Betrayed. Behind him sat Pandit Jawar-halal Nehru, chain-smoking Chesterfields, wearing Western-style clothes for the first time in eight years. Between Karachi and Malta, Nehru breezed through Rosamond Lehmann's The Ballad and the Source and Sinclair Lewis' Cass Timberlane, chatted with his good friend, Sikh leader

Sardar Balder Singh. In the plane's third row sat Viscount...

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