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  • Published: 2 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241964194
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Shape of the Beast



A collection of incendiary, controversial and eye-opening interviews with the outspoken political activist and Booker-winning author Arundhati Roy

The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade.In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate power as it has emerged during this period, and the shape that resistance movements are taking. As she speaks about people displaced by dams and industry, the genocide in Gujurat, Maoist rebels, the war in Kashmir and the global War on Terror, she raises fundamental questions about democracy, justice and non-violent protest.Unabashedly political, this is also a deeply personal collection that talks about the necessity of taking a stand and about the dilemma of guarding the private space necessary for writing in a world that demands urgent, unequivocal intervention.

  • Published: 2 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9780241964194
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, for which she was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997, and two collections of essays: The Algebra of Infinite Justice and An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire. She lives in New Delhi, India

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