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Capitalism

A Ghost Story

Arundhati Roy

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Verso Books
18 November 2015
In Capitalism: A Ghost Story, best-selling writer Arundhati Roy examines the dark side of Indian democracy--a nation of 1.2 billion, where the country's 100 richest people own assets worth one quarter of India's gross domestic product. Ferocious and clear-sighted, this is a searing portrait of a nation haunted by ghosts: the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt; the hundreds of millions who live on less than two dollars a day. It is the story of how the largest democracy in the world, with over 800 million voting in the last election, answers to the demands of globalized capitalism, subjecting millions of people to inequality and exploitation. Roy shows how the mega-corporations, modern robber barons plundering India's natural resources, use brute force, as well as a wide range of NGOs and foundations, to sway government and policy making in India.
By:   Arundhati Roy
Imprint:   Verso Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9781784780944
ISBN 10:   1784780944
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   18 November 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely

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 and Broken Republic. She lives in New Delhi.

Reviews for Capitalism: A Ghost Story

The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.,Resists and denounces all tyrannies, pleads for their victims, and unflinchingly questions the tragedy.,An unflinching emotional as well as political intelligence. Her lucid and probing essays offer sharp insights on a range of matters, from crony capitalism and environmental depredation to the perils of nationalism.,In her searing account, Roy asks whether our shriveled forms of democracy will be 'the endgame of the human race'-and shows vividly why this is a prospect not to be lightly dismissed.,The scale of what Roy surveys is staggering. Her pointed indictment is devastating.


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