Foreign News: Walk Alone

Correspondents assigned to the East Bengal tour of Mohandas K. Gandhi have been holed up for the past fortnight in the remote Moslem village of Shrirampore. To get to the nearest telegraph office, they had to walk 30 miles. Even after this extraordinary effort, most of their dispatches missed the point: while deadlock and deterioration attended Hindu-Moslem relations at the London Conference, at New Delhi and elsewhere, Gandhi had turned his back on politics, was seeking a solution on another plane. A few weeks ago he was quietly advising on every move of...

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