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Arundhati Roy



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.

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Arundhati Roy “The Pandemic Is a Portal”

Arundhati Roy reads from her new essay “The Pandemic is a Portal,” from her forthcoming book Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. releasing in September from Haymarket Books.

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Power Politics

Arundhati Roy, the internationally acclaimed author of The God of Small Things, explores the politics of writing and the human and environmental price of "development" in her latest work, Power Politics.

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

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.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIf you’re happy in a dream, does that count?

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Arundhati Roy: The Doctor and the Saint

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.

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War Talk

War Talk collects new essays on politics, war and activism by Arudhati Roy, the author of The God of Small Things.

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Mr Chidambaram`S War

The low, flat-topped hills of south Orissa have been home to the Dongria Kondh long before there was a country called India or a state called Orissa. The hills watched over the Kondh. The Kondh watched over the hills and worshipped them as living deities.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageChange is one thing. Acceptance is another.

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Arundhati Roy—Come September Speech

In this acclaimed Lannan foundation lecture from September 2002, Roy speaks poetically to power on the US' War on Terror, globalization, the misuses of nationalism, and the growing chasm between the rich and poor.

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Walking with the Comrades

In this fiercely reported work of nonfiction, internationally renowned author Arundhati Roy draws on her unprecedented access to a little-known rebel movement in India to pen a work full of earth-shattering revelations.

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