Retired civil servants are writing books like never before, mainly those of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The trend did not spread to lower caste officials in the “central services”, although some former police officers wrote their memoirs. Leaving them aside for the moment, and looking only at the books written by those of the IFS and IAS, one detects a trend.


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First published: Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:33 PM IST