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An Evening with Arundhati Roy: Discussion and Dissent

Posted by hetty7 on May 31, 2011

This article originally appeared on The Hindu.

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

Shades of Dissent

A new compilation of activist essays by Arundhati Roy was recently launched amidst voices of protest.

Nupur Sharma

Last week saw the release of “Broken Republic”, a Penguin India publication that consolidates three essays by the irrepressible Arundhati Roy. After her Booker Prize winning novel “The God of Small Things” in 1997, this is the latest addition to a body of non-fiction writing. The launch in New Delhi included a discussion as well as musical performance.

Roy, an outspoken critic of prevailing paradigms of industrial ‘development’ was in conversation with the distinguished economist Amit Bhaduri.  This was followed by an engaging musical performance by the experimental group Ska Vengers

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