The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss


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Indian National Congress Term Analysis

A political party in India (sometimes simply known as “Congress”) founded in the late 19th century. Under the leadership of Mahatma Ghandi after 1920, it became the principal leader of the Indian independence movement, eventually leading to freedom from British rule in 1947. The first Prime Minister of India was Jawaharlal Nehru, a member of the Congress Party. When Nimi is unwittingly taken to be a part of Nehru’s welcoming committee, the judge is furious because he opposes the Congress party and Indian independence, having benefited greatly from British rule.
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