This was the peak of Gandhi

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This was the peak of Gandhi's career. Despite the groans of men like Winston Churchill,  who saw in this "half-naked fakir" the downfall of Britain's Empire, he received a friendly,  even adulatory greeting from the British when he arrived for the Conference that fall.  Leading Englishmen, from the King to George Bernard Shaw, lined up for interviews,  and large crowds followed him wherever he went. In a sense, it was this "public  relations" side of the Round Table Conference that achieved the most for India, as  Gandhi built considerable support for independence among the British public. The  Conference itself, unfortunately, was an utter disaster–no plan for independence or  home rule could be agreed upon, because of British concern over the treatment of  minorities (especially Muslims) in a Hindu-dominated India. This difficulty was not a new  one: the Muslim League, founded by Muhammed Ali Jinnah, had become a significant 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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