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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Flamingo; 5th edition (26 Feb 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007149492
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007149490
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 1.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 288,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arundhati Roy is an award-winning film-maker and a trained architect. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize in 1997 and was a bestseller in more than two dozen countries worldwide.

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‘A moving, shocking, important document that tells the truth about what is happening in India and beyond' -- Scarlett Thomas, Independent on Sunday

‘A real, and personally risky, political engagement' -- Time Out

‘Roy compels you to have an opinion on matters she feels are important. This is the book’s greatest success' -- Mithu C Banerji, The Observer

‘This collection of her essays and writing shows exactly why Roy should be required reading’ -- Marie Clarie

About the Author

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A. G. Robbins on 11 July 2008
Format: Paperback
I decided to pick up this book for a couple of reasons. Firstly, because I loved The God of Small Things and I was thirsty for more of Arundhati Roy's writing. Secondly, because I was about to go to India, and I wanted to educate myself on the issues it currently faces.

On the first count, my thirst was satisfied only to a degree. This is a collection of essays that were originally written and published at different points in time, so there is a degree of repetition. I found this a bit frustrating.

Arundhati Roy feels so passionately about the issues she writes about, that sometimes the emotional component overshadows the issues themselves. In addition, it was quite heavy going in places, and I sometimes found her thread of thoughts and logic difficult to follow.

On the second count, I learnt a lot about India, and it certainly added perspective to what I saw, heard and experienced during my time there.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jan 2003
Format: Paperback
Some people may be shocked, should be disturbed, by Roy's descriptions of the modern world. These are subjects which everybody should have an opinion on, from the Indian/Pakistani nuclear bomb to the confusion of 'the war against terror'.
The despair of Roy at the direction of the current Indian government is particular moving.
Roy writes eloquently, using strong imagery and always to the point.
Perhaps for the those who bought 'Stupid White Men', and found it a little 'flabby'.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By ROHINI on 10 May 2003
Format: Paperback
A selection of eloquent and poetic essays by Booker Prize winner, Arundhati Roy. Her impassioned polemic questions the status quo and urges us to do the same. This is not simply a series of relevant political commentaries on our times but a work of literary beauty that grabs your spirit and incites you to act. Reading this book caused me to run through a gamut of emotions - fear, outrage, compassion, hope, and gratitude for this inspirational voice. Read this book. Buy copies for your friends and share enlightenment!
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