Field notes on democracy

listening to grasshoppers

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Field notes on democracy
Arundhati Roy
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Field notes on democracy

listening to grasshoppers

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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.

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Cover of: Field notes on democracy
Field notes on democracy: listening to grasshoppers
2009, Haymarket Books
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Cover of: Field notes on democracy
Field notes on democracy: listening to grasshoppers
2009, Haymarket Books, Trade distribution in the U.S. through Consortium Book Sales and Distribution
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Published in

Chicago, Ill, [Minneapolis, Minn.]

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
320.954
Library of Congress
JQ281 .R687 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
253 p. :
Number of pages
253

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24547084M
ISBN 10
160846024X
ISBN 13
9781608460243
LCCN
2009033629
OCLC/WorldCat
318876149

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