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"Reading Arundhati Roy is how the peace movement arms itself. She turns our grief and rage into courage." -- Naomi Klein, author of No Logo

"The scale of what Roy surveys is staggering. Her pointed indictment is devastating." -- The New York Times Book Review

About the Author

ARUNDHATI ROY is the author of the novel, The God of Small Things, for which she was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. Roy has also published four essay collections: An Ordinary Person''s Guide to Empire, War Talk, Power Politics, and The Cost of Living, and is the subject of The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile: Interviews with Arundhati Roy, edited by David Barsamian. Roy received the 2002 Lannan Award for Cultural Freedom from the Lannan Foundation. She lives in New Delhi, India.

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Product Details

  • Series: Open Media Series
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press; 1St Edition edition (November 2, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1583226826
  • ISBN-13: 978-1583226827
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.2 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #334,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Luc REYNAERT on October 29, 2009
Format: Paperback
Nobody expressed better the existence of an Empire than a president who said `I don't care what the facts are'. In other words, `I (can) always do what I want without any justification.'

In this violent pamphlet, Arundhati Roy attacks the existent world order and the policies of terror under the helm of the one and only hegemon: `the most powerful nation in the world with its unmatchable arsenal of weapons, its history of having waged and sponsored endless wars and the only nation in history to have actually used nuclear bombs is peopled by a terrified citizenry. This synthetically manufactured fear is used to gain public sanction for further aggression.'
Legislation, like the Patriot Act, curbs freedom in the name of protecting freedom. Antiterrorism laws are used to intimidate civil society.

On the economic front, Western countries which together spend more than one billion dollars a day on subsidies to farmers demand that poor countries withdraw all agricultural subsidies.

In the era of neo-liberalism, poverty is a crime and protesting against it is being defined as terrorism. But, for those who are on the wrong side of Empire, the humiliation is becoming unbearable. For some, there is no alternative but terrorism, albeit vicious, ugly and dehumanizing. But so is war waged by the hegemon and its allies.

The alternative to terrorism is justice. For Arundhati Roy, `no amount of nuclear weapons or full-spectrum-dominance can buy peace at the cost of justice.'

With her sharp pen, Arundhati Roy defends violently the mass of the wretched.
Her text is a must read for all those who want to understand the world we live in.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kaleem on September 18, 2009
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I really enjoyed this book, the language, the expressive power, the content and the goal is fabulous. I am very impressed by the author and this book. I highly recommend this book.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Great Ilustrations! on January 24, 2012
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I thought this book completely distorted how the world works. The author lives in a fairytale world. She should have kept writing fiction, like her God of Small Things, a pretty decent story, though rough in polish.
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0 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Fan on December 26, 2012
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This book is simply a nonsensical, illogical, and angry diatribe espousing anarchy. Furthermore, if you have to read it, the text can be found free through a simple internet search.
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