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The Cost of Living (Modern Library)

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Publisher Comments:

From the bestselling author of The God of Small Things comes a scathing and passionate indictment of big government's disregard for the individual.

In her Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy turned a compassionate but unrelenting eye on one family in India. Now she lavishes the same acrobatic language and fierce humanity on the future of her beloved country. In this spirited polemic, Roy dares to take on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that were supposed to haul this sprawling subcontinent into the modern age — but which instead have displaced untold millions — and the detonation of India's first nuclear bomb, with all its attendant Faustian bargains.

Merging her inimitable voice with a great moral outrage and imaginative sweep, Roy peels away the mask of democracy and prosperity to show the true costs hidden beneath. For those who have been mesmerized by her vision of India, here is a sketch, traced in fire, of its topsy-turvy society, where the lives of the many are sacrificed for the comforts of the few.

Review:

"Arundhati Roy's polemic is necessary and important. She combines brilliant reportage with a passionate, no-holds-barred commentary on two great Indian betrayals masquerading as progress. I salute both her courage and her skill." Salman Rushdie

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [82]-90).

About the Author

Arundhati Roy was trained as an architect. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the Booker Prize, spent forty-nine weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists, and has been published in thirty-three languages. She lives in New Delhi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375756146
Preface:
Roy, Arundhati
Author:
Roy, Arundhati
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Water resources development
Subject:
Dams
Subject:
Irrigation
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
General Social Science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library (Paperback)
Series Volume:
23
Publication Date:
19991012
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x .34 in .255 lb

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Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Asia » General
History and Social Science » Asia » India » Modern
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » World History » India

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"Review" by , "Arundhati Roy's polemic is necessary and important. She combines brilliant reportage with a passionate, no-holds-barred commentary on two great Indian betrayals masquerading as progress. I salute both her courage and her skill."
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