SELF-DETERMINATION T he passing of the Rowlatt Act, more than anything else, was in the end responsible for the great change of Congress policy which came later. It should be noted that even so moderate a statesman as the Right Hon. V. S. Sastri warned the Government in the plainest manner possible o f the fatal conse­ quences if it insisted on defying the will of the people by forcing this Act upon them just after the conclusion of the War. But no attention was paid to his warning.