INDIA: Amuck

It was the last day of Ramadan, the month in which the Koran was revealed, and in the hill station of Kanwali. A battalion of the King-Emperor's Indian soldiers were observing Mohammed's strict law. During Ramadan, it is written, a Moslem must not enjoy the pleasures of food, drink, tobacco and women from that time in the morning when a white thread can be distinguished from a black one, until the hour of the evening when neither can be seen.

On that last day of the fast (Thanksgiving Eve in the U. S.) most...

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