The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss

The owner of the Gandhi Café, the last restaurant in which Biju works. Harish-Harry uses globalization to his advantage in selling generic Indian food to Americans. Though he is kind to Biju, he also takes advantage of him and refuses to pay for a doctor when Biju is injured in the restaurant.
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Harish-Harry Character Timeline in The Inheritance of Loss

The timeline below shows where the character Harish-Harry appears in The Inheritance of Loss. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 22
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...attempts are unsuccessful until one day he discovers the Ghandi Café. In the dim space, Harish-Harry sits in the back filling out a donation form for a cow shelter in New... (full context)
Chapter 24
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In the Ghandi Café, the food is catered to an American market. Harish-Harry has worked to find what he calls the “Indian-American point of agreement.” The customers get... (full context)
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Harish-Harry’s wife suggests that the staff could live below the kitchen. By offering free housing, they... (full context)
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Harish-Harry is not the only one who lives a divided life—many Indian students come in with... (full context)
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Harish-Harry blames his daughter for part of his assimilation. She was becoming more fully American, and... (full context)
Chapter 30
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...slips on some rotten spinach in the Ghandi Café and his knee pops. He asks Harish-Harry to get a doctor. Harish-Harry exclaims that doctors are too expensive, and Biju responds that... (full context)
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Harish-Harry is outraged. He yells at Biju, saying that he has taken him in without papers,... (full context)
Chapter 36
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Biju returns to the Ghandi Café. Harish-Harry shows the staff pictures of the condo in New Jersey for which he had just... (full context)