Azadi by Arundhati Roy audiobook

Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.

By Arundhati Roy

Blackstone Publishing 9781642592603

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 12/01/2020

    ISBN: 9781799924319

  • Available on 12/01/2020

    ISBN: 9781799924302

  • Available on 12/01/2020

    ISBN: 9781799924326

Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the author of My Seditious Heart and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a new and pressing dispatch from the heart of the crowd and the solitude of a writer’s desk.

The chant of Azadi!—Urdu for “Freedom!”—is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically it has also become the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu Nationalism. What lies between these two calls for Freedom? A chasm or a bridge?

In this series of penetrating essays on politics and literature, Arundhati Roy examines this question and challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism.

Roy writes of the existential threat posed to Indian democracy by an emboldened Hindu nationalism, of the internet shutdown and information siege in Kashmir—the most densely militarized zone in the world—and India’s new citizenship laws that discriminate against Muslims and marginalized communities and could create a crisis of statelessness on a scale previously unknown.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A kind of self-assigning war correspondent seeking out the places of maximum pain, maximum injustice, maximum state violence, Arundhati Roy is one of the greatest writers of our time.” Naomi Klein, New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author

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Author Bio: Arundhati Roy

Author Bio: Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The God of Small Things and The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, as well as several nonfiction titles. She was trained as an architect and has worked as a production designer and screenwriter for two films.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English