The End of Imagination

The End of Imagination

by Arundhati Roy

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Overview

Praise for Field Notes on Democracy:

"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

"The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart."—Alice Walker

This new collection begins with her pathbreaking book The Cost of Living—published soon after she won the Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things—in which she forcefully condemned India's nuclear tests and its construction of enormous dam projects that continue to displace countless people from their homes and communities. The End of Imagination also includes her nonfiction works Power Politics, War Talk, Public Power in the Age of Empire, and An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire, including her widely circulated and inspiring writings on the United States invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the need to confront corporate power, and the hollowing out of democratic institutions globally.

Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. From her celebrated Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, to her prolific output of writing on topics including climate change, 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 world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608466191
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 408
Sales rank: 758,253
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Arundhati Roy is a world-renowned Indian author and global justice activist. From her celebrated Booker-Prize winning 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.

Table of Contents

My Seditious Heart: An Unfinished Diary of Nowadays 1

Map of India 36

Glossary 37

Part I

1 The End of Imagination 45

2 Democracy: Who Is She When She's at Home? 65

3 When the Saints Go Marching Out: The Strange Fate of Martin, Mohandas, and Mandela 81

4 In Memory of Shankar Guha Niyogi 87

5 How Deep Shall We Dig? 91

Part II

6 The Greater Common Good 107

7 Power Politics: The Reincarnation of Rumpelstiltskin 151

8 The Ladies Have Feelings, So …: Shall We Leave It to the Experts? 177

9 On Citizens' Rights to Express Dissent 195

10 Ahimsa (Nonviolent Resistance) 205

Part III

11 The Algebra of Infinite Justice 211

12 War Is Peace 221

13 War Talk: Summer Games with Nuclear Bombs 233

14 Come September 237

15 An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire 253

16 The Loneliness of Noam Chomsky 263

17 Confronting Empire 277

18 Peace Is War: The Collateral Damage of Breaking News 283

19 Instant-Mix Imperial Democracy (Buy One, Get One Free) 295

20 Du Turkeys Enjoy Thanksgiving? 311

21 Public Power in the Age of Empire 319

Notes 343

Sources 383

Index 387

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