An Indian Government Is Possible

Mitchell, Kate L.
August 1943
New Republic;8/30/43 Part 1 of 2, Vol. 109 Issue 9, p275
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.


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