Monday, September 03, 2007

A meeting with Gandhiji hours before the assassination

Gandhi’s Emissary
Sudhir Ghosh

Early in the morning on Independence Day, August 15, 1947, Sudhir Ghosh received a greetings telegram from Stafford Cripps. The next day, the two met at a dinner. “Stafford who was reputed to be a man of iron will, like Vallabhbhai Patel, was almost in tears; he said Jawaharlal had exchanged congratulatory messages with the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for India and a number of other people in London but had not acknowledged Stafford’s telegram of con gratulations,” reminisces Ghosh in Gandhi’s Emissary, from Routledge, a book originally published in 1967, in the US.

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