Jinnah, Gandhi and the magic word in India

Peter Muir and Frances Muir in the National Geographic, April 1946:

“Renunciation is the magic word in India. Gandhi realises this, and it is one of the reasons behind his success. Jinnah, the Moslem, will never be a popular leader because he lives too well and his linen is too clean. But Gandhi is a good psychologist. he has convinced the masses by his spectacularly spartan way of life, that he has renounced everything.”