India and the West

India and the West

India and the West

India and the West

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INDIA, today, is engaged in a vast experiment to bring its giant economy into the main stream of modem life. Even if this effort of economic expansion concerned only the Indian people, the scale and vision of the attempt should still catch the imagination of the world. To create the conditions of modern living for over 400 million people, to rescue from extreme poverty nearly half the inhabitants of the free yet underdeveloped world, to bring into the age of atomic energy and outer space one of the most ancient of the world's great civilizations—all these are stirring adventures of the human spirit in their own right. But the significance of India's plans extends beyond the frontiers of India. They are a vital, perhaps a decisive, chapter in the wider history of modern man.

India is undergoing the profound process of economic . . .

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