Author: Arundhati Roy
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143419280
This book brings together all of Arundhati Roy's political writings so far. Carefully researched and closely argued, it is a profound and deeply concerned work that deserves to be widely read in these troubled times.
A few weeks after India detonated a thermonuclear device in 1998, Arundhati wrote 'The End of Imagination' in which she said, ' My world has died. And I write to mourn its passing.' This essay attracted worldwide attention as the voice of a brilliant Indian writer speaking out with clarity and conscience against nuclear weapons. Over the next three years, she wrote a series of political essays on a diverse range of momentous subjects: from the illusory benefits of big dams to the downside of corporate globalization and the US Government's war against terror.
Each essay is an elaborately argued thesis…simultaneously both profound and poetic.
Arundhati Roy's essays glitter with sentences that remain etched in the mind…Roy's politics remains clear-voiced and fearless, large in scope, consistent in its concern for the exploited, scathng in its cfriticism of the state and its institutions.
- The Telegraph
The end of imagination
The greater common good
The ladies have feelings, so..
The Algebra of infinite justice
War is peace