The Inheritance of Loss Themes

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A major theme throughout the book is the class and the caste system. Indians have a very rigid class system, where it is perfectly legal for them to treat other members of society as their slaves, as the judge treated the cook. Every character is exposed to this class divide, and Sai and Gyan are the only ones that cross that line, harboring an innocent and free romance, which is later killed by their social differences. The upper class believes that the lower class can never be trusted or taken too seriously. They believe that the lower classes are almost incapable of feeling such civilized emotions as love and respect. However, they never want to go too deeply into the lives of the lower class or know too much, as Lola and Noni did not want to know much about their maid, If the upper class...

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