Against a thoughtful and interesting appraisal of the conflicting and diverse forces and personalities which make up India today (Hindu, Moslem, principalities, Sikh, untouchables -- end their leaders) brings together the opinions from talking is key people in each group. He reaches the conclusion first, that compromise is in the air, contingent on releasing Gandhi and Nehru and other leaders, and on a first step being taken by the British. Second, that it would be possible to set up a provisional war government, in which all factors are represented. Third, certain basis assumptions, satisfying the conflicting claims of Jinnah and Gandhi, must be made, with the goal of ultimate federation on some basis in mind. The distinguishing point of this book is that it deals with India today, from an objective, critical viewpoint. Worthy contribution.