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Capitalism : a ghost story

Author: Arundhati Roy
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Haymarket Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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: Essays
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.

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"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."--Back cover.

"This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. The book also shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people around the world to the highest and most intense forms of racism and and exploitation."--Publisher information.

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