Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy

Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy

By: Arundhati Roy (author)Paperback

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'What happens once democracy has been used up? When it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning?' Combining brilliant insight and razor-sharp prose, "Listening to Grasshoppers" is Arundhati Roy's essential exploration of the political picture in India today. In these essays, she takes a hard look at the underbelly of the world's largest democracy and shows how the journey that Hindu nationalism and neo-liberal economic reforms began together in the early 1990s is unravelling in dangerous ways. Beginning with the state-backed killing of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, and ending with an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai, "Listening to Grasshoppers" tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious future and, along the way, asks fundamental questions about democracy itself - a political system that has, by virtue of being considered 'the best available option', been put beyond doubt and correction.

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About Author

Arundhati Roy is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her political writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers, Broken Republic and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, and most recently Things That Can and Cannot Be Said, co-authored with John Cusack. Arundhati Roy lives in New Delhi and her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness will be published by Hamish Hamilton in June 2017.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/02/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780141044095
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780141044095
  • weight: 213
  • ISBN10: 0141044098

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