The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss


Kiran Desai

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The elite higher civil service of the British Empire in British-ruled India. The ICS oversaw all government activity in the 250 districts that comprised India. At first, almost all of the top members of the ICS were British, but eventually the service attempted to “Indianize” in order to appease those calling for Indian Independence. In The Inheritance of Loss, the judge is appointed to a position in the ICS overseeing the district courts.

Indian Civil Service (ICS) Quotes in The Inheritance of Loss

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Jemubhai looked at his father, a barely educated man venturing where he should not be, and the love in Jemubhai's heart mingled with pity, the pity with shame.

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