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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy was born in 1959 in Shillong, India. She studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives, and has worked as a film designer, actor, and screenplay writer in India. Her most recent book, a novel, is: "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness." Her other books include: "Listening to Grasshoppers: Fields Notes on Democracy," "The God of Small Things," and "The End of Imagination."

Articles by this author

 

A Response to the Threat of Arrest for Sedition

"Pity the nation that has to silence its writers for speaking their minds. Pity the nation that needs to jail those who ask for justice."

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The Heart of India Is Under Attack

To justify enforcing a corporate land grab, the state needs an enemy – and it has chosen the Maoists

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What Have We Done to Democracy?

Of Nearsighted Progress, Feral Howls, Consensus, Chaos, and a New Cold War in Kashmir

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And We Call This Progress?

Business As Usual: Vedanta Mine Plans Threaten India's Poorest. An ecosystem destroyed. A way of life gone forever. Private profit and public pain.

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Into the Inferno: Hollow Language and Hollow Democracies

What can we do, now that democracy and the free market are one?

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Land and Freedom

Kashmir is in crisis: the region's Muslims are mounting huge non-violent protests against the Indian government's rule. But, asks Arundhati Roy, what would independence for the territory mean for its people?

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