INDIA: Dead Man

No man was more carefully respected by his neighbors in the four Indian provinces south of New Delhi than the proud Thakore clansman, Man Singh. Great maharajas and rich, land-owning zamindars came by the score to attend the wedding feast he gave his grandson. Local villagers expressed their admiration for him in reverently hushed voices. Even a government committee set up to examine his affairs in 1952 declared that Man Singh was a man "of no private vices." Nonetheless, the government of Madhya Bharat province could not overlook a police file which recounted in more than one...

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