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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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Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers

This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism, and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy.

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Public Power in the Age of Empire

An inspiring exegesis on the roles of democracy and activism in a violent times.

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

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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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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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The Algebra of Infinite Justice

First published in 2001, this book brings together all of Arundhati Roy's political writings so far.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageChange is one thing. Acceptance is another.

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Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy. Buy One, Get One Free

In these times when we have to race to keep abreast of the speed at which our freedoms are being snatched from us, and when few can afford the luxury of retreating from the streets for a while in order to return with an exquisite, fully formed political thesis replete with footnotes and references,...

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Upfront with Karan Thapar, April 09 | Interview with Arundhati Roy

Is India heading towards majoritarianism? Are the minorities in India safe? We raise all these with Booker Prize-winning author, Arundhati Roy. Watch what she has to say about Modi's India on UpFront with Karan Thapar.

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