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Arundhati Roy in San Francisco

Date:
Friday, March 26, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Todd C
Location Details:
Mission High School Auditorium
3750 18th Street, San Francisco

March 26—Arundhati Roy in San Francisco

Join world-renowned Indian author, global justice activist, and Booker Prize winning novelist Arundhati Roy for a discussion from her latest collection of essays

Haymarket Books proudly presents an evening with Arundhati Roy, reading from her latest collection of essays, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers , followed by a conversation with David Barsamian of Alternative Radio.

Plus, welcoming remarks by special guest Alice Walker.

March 26 at 7PM
Mission High School Auditorium
3750 18th Street, San Francisco

A benefit for the International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir

Tickets Available at http://www.HaymarketBooks.org

$15 student (*There are a limited number of student tickets available. Valid student ID will be required at event.)
$35 general admission

$100 VIP
Order your ticket and your copy of Field Notes on Democracy together, and take 25% off the book price! Enter code ROYSF at checkout at http://www.HaymarketBooks.org

About Field Notes on Democracy:

"Gorgeously wrought...pitch-perfect prose...In language of terrible beauty, she takes India's everyday tragedies and reminds us to be outraged all over again."
—Time Magazine

Combining fierce conviction, deft political analysis, and beautiful writing, this is the essential new book from Arundhati Roy

This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism, and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world’s largest democracy. Field Notes on Democracy tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India’s precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond.

Roy writes about how the combination of Hindu Nationalism and India’s neo-liberal economic reforms which began their journey together in the early 1990s are now turning India into a police state.

About Arundhati Roy:

From her celebrated Booker-Prize winning novel The God of Small Things, to her prolific output of writing on topics ranging from climate change to war, the perils of free-market development in India, and the defense of the poor, Roy’s voice has become indispensable to millions seeking a better world.

“The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.”
-- Alice Walker

"India's most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence"
—New York Times
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 16, 2010 10:31AM
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