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Capitalism : a ghost story

Capitalism : a ghost story

Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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
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Genre/Form: Essay
Narrative non-fiction
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arundhati Roy
ISBN: 9781608463855 1608463850
OCLC Number: 859046489
Description: 125 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preface: The president took the salute --
Capitalism: a ghost story --
I'd rather not be Anna --
Dead men talking --
Kashmir's fruits of discord --
A perfect day for democracy --
Consequences of hanging Afzal Guru --
Afterword: Speech to the people's university.
Responsibility: Arundhati Roy.


With anger and compassion, Roy exposes the sordid underbelly and dark inhumanity of capitalism in India and around the globe.  Read more...


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Capitalism feels like straight reportage from the front lines of a war. In every part of the world, the rich few keep getting richer on the backs of a population that continues to work harder and Read more...

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