Field Notes on Democracy
Listening to Grasshoppers
By Arundhati Roy
(Haymarket Books, Hardcover, 9781608460243, 230pp.)
Publication Date: October 2009
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With anger and compassion, Arundhati Roy's new book maps India's turbulent present and possible futures.
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 world.
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