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Civil Servants: The Feudal Lords of Our Time

By Amartya Banerjee
One of the most enduring imperial hand-outs is the legacy of paternalistic rule. Without going into the historical details, we could say it assumes the rulers as the caring father and the subjects as the errant children. Like all children, they too don’t know what is good or bad for them and, hence, must be told.