Walking with the Comrades

Product Number: EB00398534
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101558683
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

From the award-winning author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness and The God of Small Things comes a searing frontline expose of brutal repression in India In this fiercely reported work of nonfiction, internationally renowned author Arundhati Roy draws on her unprecedented access to a little-known rebel movement in India to pen a work full of earth-shattering revelations. Deep in the forests, under the pretense of battling Maoist guerillas, the Indian government is waging a vicious total war against its own citizens-a war undocumented by a weak domestic press and fostered by corporations eager to exploit the rare minerals buried in tribal lands. Roy takes readers to the unseen front lines of this ongoing battle, chronicling her months spent living with the rebel guerillas in the forests. In documenting their local struggles, Roy addresses the much larger question of whether global capitalism will tolerate any societies existing outside of its colossal control. "A riveting account . . . a necessary book by one of India's most distinctive voices." -Washington Post

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Author(s): Arundhati Roy
Original Publish Date: Oct 25, 2011

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