In India, if you are from the elite, dogs are extremely important. The breed of the dog indicates your wealth, that you are westernized. The cook, another human being, is on a much lower level than your dog. You see this all the time.
Bio: Angelica Vanessa Garnett, née Bell, was a British writer, painter and artist. She was the author of the memoir Deceived with Kindness, an account of her experience growing up at the heart of the Bloomsbury Group.