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Listening to Grasshoppers

(2009)
Field Notes on Democracy
A non fiction book by

 
 
Combining fierce conviction, deft political analysis, and beautiful writing, this is the essential new book from Arundhati Roy.

This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism, and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy.

Roy writes about how the combination of Hindu Nationalism and India's neo-liberal economic reforms, which began their journey together in the early 1990s, are now turning India into a police state.

She describes the systematic marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities, the rise of terrorism, and the massive scale of displacement and dispossession of the poor by predatory corporations. She also offers a brilliant account of the August 2008 uprising of the people of Kashmir against India's military occupation and an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai.

Field Notes on Democracy tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond.

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July 2009 : UK Hardback
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Listening to Grasshoppers - B
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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July 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy
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ISBN: 0-14-317337-5 / 978-0-14-317337-3 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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2010 : UK Paperback
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