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Listening to Grasshoppers By Arundhati Roy

Listening to Grasshoppers by Arundhati Roy

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What happens once democracy has been used up? When it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning? This title provides an exploration of the political picture in India. It shows how the journey that Hindu nationalism and neo-liberal economic reforms began together in the early 1990s is unravelling in dangerous ways.

Listening to Grasshoppers Summary

Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy by Arundhati Roy

'What happens once democracy has been used up? When it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning?'

Combining brilliant insight and razor-sharp prose, Listening to Grasshoppers is Arundhati Roy's essential exploration of the political picture in India today. In these essays she takes a hard look at the underbelly of the world's largest democracy and shows how the journey that Hindu nationalism and neo-liberal economic reforms began together in the early 1990s is unravelling in dangerous ways.

Beginning with the state-backed killing of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, and ending with an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai, Listening to Grasshoppers tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious future and, along the way, asks fundamental questions about democracy itself - a political system that has, by virtue of being considered 'the best available option', been put beyond doubt and correction.

About Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than forty languages, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2017. Roy has also published several works of non-fiction, including The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers and Broken Republic. She lives in Delhi.

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GOR002259757
9780141044095
0141044098
Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy by Arundhati Roy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2010-02-04
304
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