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Capitalism A Ghost Story

ISBN-10: 1608463850
ISBN-13: 9781608463855
Edition: 2014
Authors: Arundhati Roy
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 5/6/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Praise for Arundhati Roy's Field Notes on Democracy:"Gorgeously wrought . . . pitch-perfect prose. . . . In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again."—Time"In her searing account, Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'—and shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed."—Noam ChomskyThis collection of essays— framed around a tour-de-force essay on the vital role of foundations in the history of empire, delivered at Princeton University—shows how the demands of globalized capitalism have subjugated billions of people around the world to dispossession, exclusion, and exploitation. Arundhati Roy also writes of the vibrant resistance in Kashmir to occupation, and with her remarkable passion, keen insight, and writer's eye, takes on the forces that would subject the vibrant social movements and cultures of the world to the narrow imperatives of profit and privilege.Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. From her celebrated Booker Prize–winning novel The God of Small Things to her prolific output of writing on topics ranging from climate change to war, the perils of free-market "development" in India, and the defense of the poor, Roy's voice has become indispensable to millions seeking a better word. Her recent nonfiction books include Field Notes on Democracy and Walking with the Comrades. She lives in New Delhi, India.

Suzanna Arundhati Roy, 1961 - Suzanna Roy was born November 24, 1961. Her parents divorced and she lived with her mother Mary Roy, a social activist, in Aymanam. Her mother ran an informal school named Corpus Christi and it was there Roy developed her intellectual abilities, free from the rules of formal education. At the age of 16, she left home and lived on her own in a squatter's colony in Delhi. She went six years without seeing her mother. She attended Delhi School of Architecture where she met and married fellow student Gerard Da Cunha. Neither had a great interest in architecture so they quit school and went to Goa. They stayed there for seven months and returned broke. Their marriage lasted only four years. Roy had taken a job at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and, while cycling down a road; film director Pradeep Krishen offered her a small role as a tribal bimbo in Massey Saab. She then received a scholarship to study the restoration of monuments in Italy. During her eight months in Italy, she realized she was a writer. Now married to Krishen, they planned a 26-episode television epic called Banyan Tree. They didn't shoot enough footage for more than four episodes so the serial was scrapped. She wrote the screenplay for the film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones and Electric Moon. Her next piece caused controversy. It was an article that criticized Shekar Kapur's film Bandit Queen, which was about Phoolan Devi. She accused Kapur of misrepresenting Devi and it eventually became a court case. Afterwards, finished with film, she concentrated on her writing, which became the novel "A God of Small Things." It is based on what it was like growing up in Kerala. The novel contains mild eroticism and again, controversy found Roy having a public interest petition filed to remove the last chapter because of the description of a sexual act. It took Roy five years to write "A God of Small Things" and was released April 4, 1997 in Delhi. It received the Booker prize in London in 1997 and has topped the best-seller lists around the world. Roy is the first non-expatriate Indian author and the first Indian woman to win the Booker prize.

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