Frank Talks about India's Inner Crisis

Nehru, Jawaharlal
March 1956
New Republic;3/19/56, Vol. 134 Issue 12, p7
The article discusses frank talks by Prime minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru to the people of India as a whole. Nehru speaks primarily to his own people crusading against linguistic caste and religious divisions which weaken Indian nationalism. The crux of his public speeches essentially implies that the situation India is facing at this phase of history is considerably grave, and is likely to lead to grave consequences. It may be that India is passing through an age of transition--political, economic and social--and these are the inevitable consequences of such a period. But in the atomic age no country is likely to be given many chances to correct itself, and failure may well mean disaster.


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