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What Prominent Editors Think

Oswald Garrison Villard, Editor, The Nation:

I have found Young India indispensable in my newspaper work. We file it regularly and frequently refer to it. It seems to us a model of a magazine that is frankly propagandist.

Francis Hackett, Literary Editor, The New Republic:

With simple directness Young India is putting before Americans the irresistible case for Indian self-determination. It is up-hill work because there is no popular association between the United States and India, but it is the kind of work which every western democrat should want to see assisted. Unless India comes into the world commonwealth as a self-determined nation, regardless of the special interests of the British Empire, the future of the world is poisoned. Of this tremendous fact Young India is the still small voice.

Norman Thomas, Editor, The World Tomorrow:

So great is American ignorance about Asia, so biased is most of the information that we do get, and so tremendously important for us and for our children is it that we should know the truth about the oldest civilizations still existing upon the earth, that I welcome any magazine which sheds light upon conditions in China or India.

Young India gives Americans information about economic and political affairs in India which are usually suppressed by the daily papers; therefore, I wish it long life and success.

John Haynes Holmes, Editor, Unity:

Young India is a paper which is indispensable to those who would keep in touch with events in India and follow the progress of the great movement there for national self-dependence. The magazine is ably edited, has articles each month of importance, and reports accurately and fully all items of important news. All friends of India and her cause should help to sustain this admirable publication.

Charles W. Erwin, Editor, The New York Call:

The people of America greatly need enlightenment regarding the people of India and their economic and social condition. Your magazine, Young India, is doing a good service in giving this information, and should have great success in bringing about a better understanding between the East and the West.

Henry R. Mussey, Managing Editor, The Searchlight:

I am glad to see that I personally find Young India very useful. In bringing attention to material not commonly published in this country, dealing with India, and especially in presenting the point of view of an influential section of Hindu opinion, it appears to me to be serving the important cause of better international understanding. Every one who has at heart the cause of democratic progress must, I think, appreciate the manner in which you are striving to bring about the development of India toward self-government and an intimate place in the family of free nations.