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Arundhati Roy: Foreword to “Scripting the Change: Selected Writings of Anuradha Ghandy”

“….But Anuradha was different”– Arundhati Roy “Comrade Anu” — Anuradha Ghandy That is what everyone who knew Anuradha Ghandy says. That is what almost everyone whose life she touched thinks. She died in a Mumbai hospital on the morning of 12 April 2008, of malaria. She had probably picked it up in the jungles of […]

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Arundhati Roy Interviewed by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!

Arundhati Roy Interviewed By Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! 20 May, 2004 Democracy Now! Full transcript and audio online at: AMY GOODMAN: Welcome to Democracy Now!, Arundhati. ARUNDHATI ROY: Thank you, Amy AMY GOODMAN: It’s very good to have you with us. Can you explain what is happening right now in India? Were you […]

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Arundhati Roy om en våldtäktsman som försöker skydda sig med politiska argument

COMMENT ‘This is Rape Number Two’ ‘The rape of the values and the politics that Tehelka claims it stands for, and an affront to those who work there and who have supported it in the past. It is the hollowing out of the last vestiges of integrity, political as well as personal’ ARUNDHATI ROY Tarun […]

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The dead begin to speak up in India

Kashmir is one of two war zones in India from which no news must come. But those in unmarked graves will not be silenced. Arundhati Roy The Guardian, Friday 30 September 2011 00.01 BST At about 3am, on 23 September, within hours of his arrival at the Delhi airport, the US radio-journalist David Barsamian was deported. This dangerous […]

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Does Your Bomb-Proof Basement Have An Attached Toilet?

AFP (FROM OUTLOOK 25 FEBRUARY 2013) An execution carried out to thundering war clouds ARUNDHATI ROY  What are the political consequences of the secret and sudden hanging of Mohammed Afzal Guru, prime accused in the 2001 Parliament attack, going to be? Does anybody know? The memo, in callous bureaucratese, with every name insultingly misspelt, sent […]

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Kapitalismen – en spökhistoria

ARUNDHATI ROY 2012-12-25 Är det ett hus eller ett hem? Ett tempel tillägnat det nya Indien eller en lagerlokal för dess spöken? Från den stund Antilla blev synligt på Altamont Road i Mumbai, där det utstrålade en stämning av mystik och tyst hotfullhet, har ingenting varit sig likt. “Här är det”, sa min vän som […]

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‘Terrorism Isn’t The Disease; Egregious Injustice Is’

  NARENDRA BISHT INTERVIEW ‘Terrorism Isn’t The Disease; Egregious Injustice Is’ On laws like AFSPA, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, sedition, democracy, terrorism and more PANINI ANAND INTERVIEWS ARUNDHATI ROY No one individual critic has taken on the Indian State like Arundhati Roy has. In a fight that began with Pokhran, moved to Narmada, and over the years extended to […]

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Capitalism: A Ghost Story

  CORBIS (FROM OUTLOOK, MARCH 26, 2012) Antilla the Hun Mukesh Ambani’s 27-storey home on Altamont Road. Its bright lights, say the neighbours, have stolen the night. CAPITALISM Capitalism: A Ghost Story Rockefeller to Mandela, Vedanta to Anna Hazare…. How long can the cardinals of corporate gospel buy up our protests? ARUNDHATI ROY Is it a […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘Those Who’ve Tried To Change The System Via Elections Have Ended Up Being Changed By It’

  NARENDRA BISHT INTERVIEW ‘Those Who’ve Tried To Change The System Via Elections Have Ended Up Being Changed By It’ On the anti-corruption movement that has implications for politics, media and the national discourse SABA NAQVI INTERVIEWS ARUNDHATI ROY In August last year, Arundhati Roy wrote a piece that raised important questions about the Anna Hazare movement. A lot […]

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Arundhati Roy: Folket är under belägring

I en intervju i brittiska The Independent talar den indiska författaren och tillika favoriten på den här bloggen, Arundhati Roy, om vad hon tycker om dagsläget i Indien. Hon slog igenom med romanen De små tingens gud år 1997 och har sedan länge en ny roman på gång, men något har kommit emellan. Indien går […]

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