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Room For All - “Lord Linlithgow will then ask us whether he and his men could stay in India or whether we want them to leave by the next boat. We will say ‘there is no need for you people to go. India is a vast country.’ You and your people can stay comfortably provided you accommodate yourselves to our conditions here.” – Gandhiji’s vision. - Shankar in Hindustan Times, New Delhi, India, 1935.

Lord Linlithgow, the successor of Willingdon as Viceroy, was keenly interested in agriculture and had headed a royal commission on the state of the agrarian sector in India some years earlier. He wished to initiate Government action to improve agricultural techniques and better the living conditions of the villager, but his well-intentional efforts were thwarted by the bureaucrats who ran the Home Department of the Government. Shankar of the Hindustan Times, New Delhi, shows Gandhi mainly appealing to Linlithgow not to abandon his efforts.

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