Few writers can take two seemingly different subjects like river dams and the war on terrorism and turn them into a coherent, informed, impassioned indictment of. This second nonfiction book from the author of the acclaimed novel The God of Small Things returns to the subject she first explored in Th. Request PDF on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , Amitrajeet A. Batabyal and others published Arundhati Roy, Power Politics.
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Jun 07, danah rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. As the war of attrition continues against the destitute Afghans, and Bin Laden’s name is never mentioned, the desperate search for and naming of terrorists continues.
That we’ve done terrible things, and are continuing to do terrible Wow. I take issue with Roy’s irregular capitalization and some of the more outlandish comparisons that are not necessarily appropriate and lean towards fallacies.
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Foreign investment, flood control, irrigation canals, and energy production are the cited reasons for dam construction but critics claim that the devastation to the human population living in the flood zones and the ecological damage, as well as statistics stating historical dam projects provide significantly less energy output as expected, encourage extreme resistance to dam construction.
I am reminded of the old labour song, Which side are you on? Further research into her work leaves me impressed at her forthrightness, clarity of purpose, and commitment to others. She and Vendanta Shiva are two Indians to know about, even if you don’t know anything else about India and Indian politics. Power Politics, her book of essays deals with topics ranging from to mega-hydroelectric projects in India providing a voice to something we all feel at one time or the other; that something is not right amidst all these economic success stories.
Somewhere the stink is rising and as we sniff around trying to ascertain the cause, Arundhati points to the rotting carcasses of those left behind. I even moved to India out of curiosity for over a year and lived along the Narmada different village than the one my family is from until and today the re This book REALLY hit home for me.
Rumpelstiltskin, she says, has sweet-talked India into importing products it could manufacture itself, taking on debt for massive private projects such as the Maheshwar Dam, and absorbing tremendous human costs — not least the 56 million people expected to be displaced by the Narmada dams.
This book is a must read!!!!!!!!!!
Dec 27, Samantha rated it liked it. This book deals with that issue and much more. It’s transnational, as global an enterprise as Coke or Pepsi or Nike.
Power Politics by Arundhati Roy
Aug 25, Genine Franklin-Clark rated it it was amazing. Indian politics become her lens for reflecting on global politics in ways relevant to us all. Arundha Arundhati Roy is pissed and rightly so. It’s India’s best export. She says terrorism is the symptom, not the disease. This second nonfiction book from the author of the acclaimed novel The God of Small Things returns to the subject she first explored in The Cost of Living: This is a passionate, high protein book, easy to read, but hard to digest.
She gives politicx super- power-bullying the ultimate dress-down, and it’s succulent. It has a lot of potiential but still comes of as being half a book, some sort of an introduction to ideas which have not yet been put down. Although her passion and agitation on these issues is commendable, her writing lacks analysis, and pollitics generalized outrage and hyperbole make much of her criticism wooden. Power companies are only the leading knife-edge of a whole series of new policies and agreements that expedite the sell-out of the natural riches of India.
CrosbyJohn M. Jan 03, Allison Frederick rated it liked it. Arundhati Roy have attempted to undermine the dignity of the Court.
An obstacle to “progress” Feature. I appreciate learning more, though, about the dams projects arundhato India and the various movements to stop them. Mar 07, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: