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Paperback. Pub Date: February. 2010 Pages: 304 Publisher: Penguin What happens once DEMOCRACY has been USED up When it has been Hollowed out and emptied of meaning 'Combining illiant Insight and razor-sharp prose. Listening to Grasshoppers is Arundhati Roy's essential exploration of the political picture in India today. In these essays. she takes a hard look at the underbelly of the world's largest democracy and shows how the journey that Hindu nationalism and neo-liberal economic reforms began together in the early 1990s is unravelling in dangerous ways. Beginning with the state-backed killing of Muslims in Gujarat in 2002. and ending with an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai. Listening to Grasshoppers tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious future and. along the way. asks fundamental questions about democracy itself - a political sy...

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'The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart' - Alice Walker, author of The Colour Purple

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Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997 and has been translated into more than forty languages. Since then Roy has published several works of non-fiction, including The Algebra of Infinite Justice, Listening to Grasshoppers and Broken Republic. She lives in Delhi.

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