Field Notes on Democracy

Roy, Arundhati

| 2015

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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 Magazine"Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'--and shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed."--Noam Chomsky"Roy is one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time."--Naomi KleinNow in paperback, with a new introduction by the author discussing the election of India's new prime minister Narendra Modi.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.She describes the systematic marginalization...

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