‘The Indian Libertarian’ was a fortnightly journal, founded in 1954 by Indian liberal, Ranchhoddas Bhuvan Lotwala, and edited by his daughter Kusum R Lotwala. This was a special Diwali edition (Vol. 5, No. 17) of the journal, published on November 15, 1957. The editorial mainly covers India’s foreign policy, especially in relation to its uneasy relations with Pakistan. The articles deal with various issues that are related to the libertarian ideology, including criticism of central planning, need for a new political party in the Indian political sphere that was then dominated by the Congress, developments in Kashmir, comparison of socialist models of India and Russia, problems with India’s welfare state, Syria joining the Soviet camp, criticism regarding the removal of the gold standard in the US and so on. One of the articles in this edition address the motto of the journal itself, i.e. ‘Make English the Lingua Franca of India’. Titled ‘This Hindi Mania’ and written by M N Tholal, this article puts forth arguments to explain why Hindi being made an official language is a divisive factor, while English does not carry the same baggage. It also mentions the founding of the Libertarian Social Institute by R B Lotwal, and the principles it is based on.