From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product.
Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation.
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About the Author
Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. From her celebrated Booker Prizewinning novel The God of Small Things to her prolific output of writing on topics ranging from climate change to war, the perils of free-market "development" in India, and the defense of the poor, Roy's voice has become indispensable to millions seeking a better word. Her recent nonfiction books include Field Notes on Democracy and Walking with the Comrades. She lives in New Delhi, India.
Table of ContentsCapitalism: A Ghost Story
The President Took the Salute
Ch 1: Capitalism A Ghost Story
Ch 2: I would rather not be Anna
Ch 3: Dead Men Talking
Ch 4: Kashmir's Fruits of Discord
Ch 5: A Perfect Day for Democracy
Ch 6: Consequences of Hanging Afzal Guru
Ch 7 Speech to People's University 16 Nov 2011
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