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22.7.42

From Ahmed Ali’s [1] last letter from India. “Here is a little bit of old Delhi which might interest you. “In a busy street a newsboy was shouting in Urdu: ‘Pandit Jawaharlal [2] saying his rosary the other way round’. … Continue reading

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21.6.42

The thing that strikes one in the BBC – and it is evidently same in various of the other departments – is not so much the moral squalor and the ultimate futility of what we are doing, as the feeling … Continue reading

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18.4.42

No question that Cripp’s speeches etc. have caused a lot of offence, ie. in India. Outside India I doubt whether many people blame the British government for the breakdown. One trouble at the moment is the tactless utterances of Americans … Continue reading

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11.4.42

It [1] has flopped after all. I don’t regard this as final, however. Listened-in to Cripp’s speech coming from Delhi, which we were re-broadcasting for England etc. These transmissions which we occasionally listen-in to from Delhi are our only clue … Continue reading

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10.4.42

British naval losses in the last 3 or 4 days: 2 cruisers and an aircraft carrier sunk, 1 destroyer wrecked. [1] Axis losses: 1 cruiser sunk. From Nehru’s speech today: “Who dies if India live?” How impressed the pinks will … Continue reading

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3.4.42

Cripp’s decision to stay an extra week in India is taken as a good omen. Otherwise not much to be hopeful about. Gandhi is deliberately making trouble, [sending telegrams of condolence to Bose’s [1] family on the report of his … Continue reading

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27.3.42

News of the terms Cripps took to India supposed to be bursting tomorrow. Meanwhile only rumours, all plausible but completely incompatible with one another. The best-supported  – that India is to be offered a treaty similar to the Egyptian one. … Continue reading

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