By Ved Mehta

In the summertime of 1959 after ten years of research within the usa and nice Britain, Ved Mehta back to his domestic in India. This publication is the delicate, fantastically written account of his exercise to re-identify himself first along with his kinfolk, then with the army and civil leaders of the Indian kingdom.

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He speaks from notes and seems to address the nation as well as the parliament. His decision is not that of a dictator but that of a responsible governor. The methods of the Communists threaten democracy. I leave the debate with a lively sense of democracy dia. India cannot sit when democracy in practice in In- Mr. Jayaprakash Narayan comes for him. journalists arrange a tea is threatened. to Delhi and the When I left India, after independence, he was the leader of the younger generation, and theorist of the Socialist Party, and an intellectual rival of the respectfully at home and Prime Minister abroad.

This is Gandhi's India, the India of the Ganges, the India of the ages, and Narayan is a real son of his country. I walk out from the tea writing "Past and Present," but I my own editorial, don't think it is many Indian papers. There are not enough Narayans in India, publish- able in I write. Older men, including the President, write day in and day out of the degeneration of the Indian character since independence, of the growth of crime, poverty and hunger. They deplore the deterioration of politics in Free India, not so much in the center as in the fourteen states established by the Federal Constitution.

Deference must be adjusted to the chain of command and everyone must know his station. The wife of a sec- ond secretary should number cultivate the wife of one and be condescending towards the wife of number three. Empty conventions provide the pomp ble to the system. Carbon copies and outnumber people indispensafiles almost only the carbons are con- sidered irreplaceable. Conventions, rules, precedents can never be waived. One exception will establish a rule and bind the Civil Service forever.

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