Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Framhliš kįpu
Verso Books, 4. nóv. 2014 - 144 sķšur
0 Gagnrżni
Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified
In Capitalism: A Ghost Story, best-selling writer Arundhati Roy examines the dark side of Indian democracy - a nation of 1.2 billion, where the country' s 100 richest people own assets worth one quarter of India's gross domestic product.

Ferocious and clear-sighted, this is a searing portrait of a nation haunted by ghosts: the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt; the hundreds of millions who live on less than two dollars a day.

It is the story of how the largest democracy in the world, with over 800 million voting in the last election, answers to the demands of globalized capitalism, subjecting millions of people to inequality and exploitation. Roy shows how the mega-corporations, modern robber barons plundering India's natural resources, use brute force, as well as a wide range of NGOs and foundations, to sway government and policy making in India.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Reviews aren't verified, but Google checks for and removes fake content when it's identified


Umsögn notanda  - Kirkus

A vehement broadside against capitalism in general and American cultural imperialism in particular, focusing on the effects on the novelist's native India.After winning international raves and the ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

Umsögn notanda  - bibliosk8er - LibraryThing

As my friend David said, the structure of this book is rather, errrrr..., unstructured. But the content is compelling. A brave woman. Read full review


Id Rather Not Be Anna
Kashmirs Fruits of Discord

Ašrar śtgįfur - View all

Common terms and phrases

Um höfundinn (2014)

ARUNDHATI ROY is the author of the Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things. Her political writings include The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers and Broken Republic. She lives in New Delhi.

Bókfręšilegar upplżsingar