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Broken Republic: Three Essays Hardcover – May 31, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (May 31, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670085693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670085699
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,709,100 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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She is a natural rebel ... Roy's version of India is uncompromising ... She is the insider on the outside, part of a movement and yet, as a writer, inevitably alone - the individual at the heart of a crowd New Statesman Her prose is vivid and poetic: witty wordplay interspersed with biting satire Independent Scalpel-sharp wit and insight Express Tribune (Karachi Edition) A fine piece of reportage ... The language is lyrical but Roy's critique is excoriating Scotsman Magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997. She has also written three volumes of non-fiction writing: The Algebra of Infinite Justice, An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, and Listening to Grasshoppers. She lives in New Delhi. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Arundhati Roy was born in 1959 in Shillong, India. She studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She has worked as a film designer and screenplay writer in India. Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize. The novel has been translated into dozens of languages worldwide. She has written several non-fiction books, including The Cost of Living, Power Politics, War Talk, An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, and Public Power in the Age of Empire. Roy was featured in the BBC television documentary Dam/age, which is about the struggle against big dams in India. A collection of interviews with Arundhati Roy by David Barsamian was published as The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile. She is a contributor to the Verso anthology Kashmir: The Case for Freedom. Her newest books are Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, published by Haymarket Books, and Walking with the Comrades, published by Penguin. Roy is the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Prize.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Raghuram on November 8, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Arundhati Roy has done one thing many haven't- she lives with the Adivasis and gets a perspective on the Naxalite wars from their side. All we see typically on TV are people opposed to Naxalism sitting in air-conditioned studios in Delhi without understanding the deeper problems these poor people face. This is an emotional piece of writing- so there's bound to be extreme stances taken. Whether one agrees with Arundhati or not, the people she's talking about deserve appreciation and attention in this day of rampaging western capitalism. The conclusion I've drawn after reading this book is there being a need for sustainable capitalism; a society where ALL people (not just urban and/or non-poor) have a voice to say yes or no.

I will say there's more reading and different points of view required to gain deeper understanding of this contemporary issue.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Naattik on December 26, 2012
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Roy’s analysis is astounding as usual. Her reportage is precise and she divulged the facts that we never ever get to learn from the main stream media. Her views may be leftist but it depends on how you take it. This book is list of facts that happened in the past and everyday struggle of the adivasis, than a guide to solutions for all the problems and nothing else. The language she used is very simple and easy for everyone to read and understand. If you get this book, you don’t have to buy the other book ‘Walking with the comrades’, it’s just an expanded version of a chapter in the this book.
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By MrJohnsonz on April 8, 2014
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I love this writer I really enjoy the material. That is all for now. Than You again. Grrrr grrrrr. Grrrr
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