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Book Title: Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers|
The author of the book: Arundhati Roy
Edition: Haymarket Books
Date of issue: April 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781608461172
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"Gorgeously wrought . . . pitch-perfect prose. . . . In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again."—Time
"Arundhati Roy is the conscience of her country."—Los Angeles Times
This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious bigotry and cultural nationalism simmer just underneath the surface of the world's largest democracy.
This updated paperback edition features three new chapters, two recent articles (Mr. Chidambaram's War: India's War Against Its Indigenous People and "Walking with the Comrades"—written in response to new developments in India that have seen the government launch a full scale war, "Operation Green Hunt," against the tribal community of Naxals defending their land in central India), and a previously unpublished essay also dealing with the government's response to the tribals' demands for greater land rights. Arundhati Roy's writings on the Naxals and her public support for their cause have led to a government investigation and threats of imprisonment, engendering worldwide petitions and outcry in her defense.
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Read information about the authorArundhati Roy is an Indian writer who is also an activist who focuses on issues related to social justice and economic inequality. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays.
For her work as an activist she received the Cultural Freedom Prize awarded by the Lannan Foundation in 2002.
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