The Shape of the Beast

The Shape of the Beast Conversations With Arundhati Roy

eBook (02 Aug 2012) | English

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Synopsis

The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade.

In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate power as it has emerged during this period, and the shape that resistance movements are taking. As she speaks about people displaced by dams and industry, the genocide in Gujurat, Maoist rebels, the war in Kashmir and the global War on Terror, she raises fundamental questions about democracy, justice and non-violent protest.

Unabashedly political, this is also a deeply personal collection that talks about the necessity of taking a stand and about the dilemma of guarding the private space necessary for writing in a world that demands urgent, unequivocal intervention.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241964194
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.91409
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 271
Weight: -1g