Posts tagged ‘Author’

June 7, 2011

Arundhati Roy: Broken Republic

The danger behind Arundhati Roy’s new book, Broken Republic: Three Essays, was reported on in The Guardian online on Sunday. I read Simon Moss’s article with great interest to learn more about the woman who I have admired for many years.

Some call her a political activist, campaigner and Maoist ideologist, but from everything I have read about Roy, she defies all of these terms. She fights for the people whatever or whoever they are. She sees the world in a very different way to most of us and the ruin of natural habitat in the aim of progression is not part of her agenda.

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March 9, 2011

India’s Jane Austen, Manju Kapur

I read today that Asia House is hosting an interview with one of my favourite Indian authors, Manju Kapur. Her new book Custody is an intimate portrait of marital break-ups in upper-middle class Delhi in the 90’s and the tragedy of legal battles that change the lives of both adults and children.

What a poignant time for this book.

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