Author: Arundhati Ray
Translator(s)/ Edito: Jitendra Kumar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0144001551
When India detonated a thermonuclear device in May 1998, Arundhati Roy wrote ‘The End of Imagination’. Since then she has written with clarity, precision and insight about a range of subjects of the utmost importance.
This second volume of her collected writing brings together fourteen essays written between June 2002 and November 2004. In these essays she draws the thread of empire through seemingly unconnected arenas, uncovering the links between America’s War on Terror, the growing threat of corporate power, the response of nation states to resistance movements, the role of NGOs, caste and communal politics in India, and the perverse machinery of an increasingly corporatized mass media.
Meticulously researched and carefully argued, this book is a necessary work for our times.
‘Unlike dreary, inaccessible political essays these passionate critiques against imperialism, the Bush administrations policies, globalization in India, corporate fascism and parochial nationalism, are incisive and articulate’ —Sunday Midday
‘… Roy remains an engaging, engaged writer. Whether you agree or disagree with her, you’ll want to read her’ —Today
‘Roy’s style is as crisp as it has always been… a great compilation’