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Arundhati Roy: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction and the Pandemic Portal

The Laura Flanders Show Premieres Jan 16, 2022 The Laura Flanders Show Two years ago this month, the first cases of Covid-19 were reported in the United States. “Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine … Continue reading

Muslims in India accused of ‘corona jihad’ | Interview with Arundhati Roy

Apr 17, 2020 DW News Apr 17, 2020 India’s 1.3 billion people are halfway through a six-week national coronavirus lockdown. The government insists that the restrictions are the key to breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission. But the battle against … Continue reading

Arundhati Roy: In Modi’s India, the poor have been “airbrushed” out of society

Democracy Now! Apr 16, 2020 Acclaimed Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy says the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was poorly prepared for the coronavirus pandemic, instituting a national lockdown without adequate notice or support for the millions of … Continue reading

Pandemic Is a Portal: Arundhati Roy on COVID-19 in India, Imagining Another World & Fighting for It

Democracy Now! Apr 16, 2020 Officials in India say six major cities are coronavirus hot spots, including the capital city, New Delhi. We go there to speak with writer and activist Arundhati Roy, who has a new essay on how … Continue reading

Arundhati Roy – Protests over India’s citizenship law give me hope

Al Jazeera English Dec 25, 2019 Amid mass protests, acclaimed writer and activist tells Al Jazeera why she calls India’s new citizenship law dangerous. New Delhi, India – Mass protests have gripped parts of India over a controversial citizenship law … Continue reading

Arundhati Roy: It’s Hard to Communicate the Scale and the Shape of This Shadow Taking India Over

Democracy Now! Nov 28, 2019 Human rights groups are condemning the Indian government for carrying out widespread torture, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests and other crimes in Kashmir after the region’s special status was revoked in August. We speak to the … Continue reading

My Seditious Heart: Collected Nonfiction: Arundhati Roy

Twenty years, a thousand pages, and now a single beautiful edition of Arundhati Roy’s complete nonfiction. Bookended by her two extraordinary novels, The God of Small Things (1997) and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017), My Seditious Heart collects the … Continue reading

Arundhati Roy beautifully describes what she loves about India

Published on Aug 9, 2013 Arundhati Roy responding to a right-winger mentions Gujarat violence, the tribal resistance in the war torn central India. 5th June, 2011 at London

Arundhati Roy on Narendra Modi, Indian elections and the rise of fake news

Arundhati Roy on the Power of Fiction: Literature is The Simplest Way of Saying a Complicated Thing

Democracy Now! Published on May 13, 2019 We speak with world-renowned author Arundhati Roy on the importance of reading and writing literature, even in the most dire of political times. On Sunday night, Roy delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to … Continue reading