Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian architect, author, screenwriter, and political activist known for her work on human rights and the environment. Her writing focuses on social justice, democracy, power, and capitalism. In 1997, she became the first Indian woman to win the Booker prize.
From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India.
The Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important – and still most controversial – works of Indian political writing. Completed in 1936, the book is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and the caste system that infuriated Gandhi yet has remained a rallying cry for 60 years.