Like the cook does for Biju, the judge’s father works hard to allow the judge to get the best education and improve his social class. However, when he sees that the judge has completely forsaken Indian culture, he says that the judge has become like a stranger to him and the rest of the family. The judge, for his own part, becomes ashamed of his father and the culture in which he was brought up.
The Judge’s Father Quotes in The Inheritance of Loss
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The dowry bids poured in and his father began an exhilarated weighing and tallying: ugly face—a little more gold, a pale skin—a little less. A dark and ugly daughter of a rich man seemed their best bet.
The Judge’s Father Character Timeline in The Inheritance of Loss
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...sister whose husband was resentful of Nimi’s presence, frustrated that she was eating their food. The judge’s father arrived at his home to plead for Nimi, but the judge refused to take her... (full context)