Cover of: Field notes on democracy | Arundhati Roy

Field notes on democracy

listening to grasshoppers

Published by Haymarket Books in Chicago .
Written in English.

About the Book

Combining fierce conviction, deft political analysis, and beautiful writing, this is the essential new book from Arundhati Roy. 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.Roy writes about how the combination of Hindu Nationalism and India's neo-liberal economic reforms which began their journey together in the early 1990s are now turning India into a police state. She describes the systematic marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities, the rise of terrorism, and the massive scale of displacement and dispossession of the poor by predatory corporations. She also offers a brilliant account of the August 2008 uprising of the people of Kashmir against India's military occupation and an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
320.954
Library of Congress
JQ281 .R687 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23677629M
Internet Archive
fieldnotesondemo00roya
ISBN 13
9781608460243
LC Control Number
2009033629
OCLC/WorldCat
318876149
Library Thing
8761769
Goodreads
6506581
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