The song of India
1 drawing. | Cartoon shows a bearded Indian man in a turban playing on a pipe a tune labeled "Dominion Status." The caption is the title of a popular song by Rimsky-Korsakov. In March 1942, in an effort to obtain Indian support for the Allies during World War II, the British government sent Sir Stafford Cripps to India to try to negotiate a new...
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Can he charm it?
1 drawing. | Cartoon shows British envoy Sir Stafford Cripps as a snake charmer playing a pipe (labeled "Cripps Mission to India") to a large cobra (labeled "Question of Indian Unity"). In March 1942, the British government sent Cripps to India to try to negotiate a new constitution that would have provided a measure of self-government. It was rejected by the Hindu-dominated Congress party,...