Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

by Arundhati Roy

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Overview

From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country’s 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India’s gross domestic product.

Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608463855
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 190,425
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Arundhati Roy studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives. She is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, for which she received the 1997 Booker Prize. The novel has been translated into forty languages worldwide. She has written several non-fiction books, including Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers and Capitalism: A Ghost Story, published by Haymarket Books.

Table of Contents


Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Preface:
The President Took the Salute

Section I
Ch 1: Capitalism A Ghost Story
Ch 2: I would rather not be Anna
Ch 3: Dead Men Talking

Section II
Ch 4: Kashmir's Fruits of Discord
Ch 5: A Perfect Day for Democracy
Ch 6: Consequences of Hanging Afzal Guru

Afterword:
Ch 7 Speech to People's University 16 Nov 2011

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