The Algebra of Infinite Justice

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9780007149490: The Algebra of Infinite Justice

A stunning collection of Arundhati Roy’s most powerful and controversial journalism.

A few weeks after India detonated a thermonuclear device in 1998, Arundhati Roy wrote the essay ‘The End of Imagination’, in which she said: “My world has died. And I write to mourn its passing.” The essay, as have all its successors, attracted worlwide attention, debate and acclaim as the voice of a brilliant Indian writer speaking out with clarity, conscience and passion. In the years since, the essays she has published in magazines and newspapers worldwide have reinforced this impression of a writer uniquely prepared in the modern world to use her fame and gifts in the cause of the voiceless and the overlooked.

Those essays are gathered together here for the first time. Carefully revealed and closely argued, they demand to be read and discussed; they dispute, they challenge, they provoke and they uplift.

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Review:

‘A moving, shocking, important document that tells the truth about what is happening in India and beyond' -- Scarlett Thomas, Independent on Sunday

‘A real, and personally risky, political engagement' -- Time Out

‘Roy compels you to have an opinion on matters she feels are important. This is the book’s greatest success' -- Mithu C Banerji, The Observer

‘This collection of her essays and writing shows exactly why Roy should be required reading’ -- Marie Clarie

About the Author:

Arundhati Roy is the author of the novel The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.

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