Listening to Grasshoppers Field Notes on Democracy

Heftet / 2010 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9780141044095
Publisert
2010
Utgiver
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Penguin Books Ltd
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
304
Vekt
213 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
129 mm
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18 mm
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Listening to Grasshoppers Field Notes on Democracy

Heftet / 2010 / Engelsk
'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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What happens once democracy has been used up? When it has been hollowed out and emptied of meaning? This title provides an exploration of the political picture in India. It shows how the journey that Hindu nationalism and neo-liberal economic reforms began together in the early 1990s is unravelling in dangerous ways.
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Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than forty languages, and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize 2017. Roy has also published several works of non-fiction, including The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers and Broken Republic. She lives in Delhi.
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ISBN13
9780141044095
Publisert
2010
Utgiver
Vendor
Penguin Books Ltd
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
304
Vekt
213 gr
Høyde
198 mm
Bredde
129 mm
Tykkelse
18 mm
Se alle
Forfatter