ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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One Year of Narasimha Rao Government-A Balance Sheet

Kananbala had made it. There were enough indications initially that she received some sort of acceptance, grudging or otherwise, from the circle of the hoity-toity she broke into. When, at the end of the second world war, Mahalanobis and his wife went on an extensive jaunt to Europe and the United States, Kanan Devi accompanied them. Mahalanobis chose to visit his alma mater, Cambridge; Kanan Devi was with him, sauntering inside the King's College chapel and along the Backs. Resident Indian students gawked at the sight, not quite believing their eyes. Kanan Devi decided to return the compliments to her then brother- in-law; she persuaded Mahalanobis to accompany her to Hollywood. The Los Angeles tabloids carried a brief news item: India's glamour queen had visited the MGM studios, she was chaperoned by a statistician from Calcutta.

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