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Young India (January 1918)
The inaugural issue of Young India, the official organ of the New-York based India Home Rule League of America (IHRLA) was published in January 1918. The IHRLA was founded by Lala Lajpat Rai, who resided in the United States from 1914-1919. The first issue contains several items, including a map of India, an overview of the organization and magazine, and a "Message to President Wilson," a reprint of a letter sent by Subramanian Iyer, the President of the India Home Rule League, Madras, to Woodrow Wilson, asking for support in the cause for Indian self-government. Several other pieces are printed in the volume: "An Expert Opinion on Indian Poverty"; a poem titled "The Day Is Come" by Rabindranath Tagore; Josiah Wedgwood's foreword for Lajpat Rai's book Young India; "English Pronouncements Bearing on Indian Home Rule"; "What do Prominent Indians Say?"; "News and Notes" and "Reprints" section; and a piece personifying India titled "At the Mother's Feet."
Also included in the first issue is an advertisement for the bookstore for IHRLA, located on 1465 Broadway, selling books and pamphlets by Lajpat Rai, Rabindranath Tagore, and B.K. Sirkar.
Date: January 1918
Source: Young India
Contributor: Rabindranath Tagore
Publisher: India Home Rule League of America
Location: 1400 Broadway, New York, NY
Collection: India Home Rule League
Item History: 2011-09-12 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)
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