TITLE

An Indian Government Is Possible

AUTHOR(S)
Mitchell, Kate L.
PUB. DATE
August 1943
SOURCE
New Republic;8/30/43 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p275
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the present social and political conditions in India. Bitterness and anti-British sentiment among the people of India; Division of the Congress Party and the Moslem League; Discontent among the Indian population due to sharp rise in food prices and critical food shortage; Belief of the Britishers that the Indian people are not ready for self-rule because of internal disunity; Claim of British spokesmen that the Congress does not even represent the Hindu masses because its activities are supported by rich industrialists and bankers; Proposal of the Indian National Congress for the formation of a government representing every important section of Indian opinion; Demand of the Moslem League for the partition of India into separate Moslem and Hindu states; Opposition of the demand by many members of the League; Impact of mobilization for war purposes on the Hindu caste system; View that a self-governing India will face many difficult problems.
ACCESSION #
14685246

 

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