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POLITICS

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Arundhati Roy, Kashmir, Liberal dishonesty, Ideology

Indian liberals and their illiberal ignorance

Intellectuals are meant to fearlessly question and critique everything. In India, they are seen doing the opposite.

VARIETY

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BJP, Trolling, Arundhati Roy, Pokhran-II

Pokhran-II – and how we all became 'nuclear reactors'

India's May 1998 atomic test also saw public discourse turn toxic.

ART & CULTURE

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George Saunders, Moshin Hamid, Arundhati Roy, 2017 Booker shortlist

2017 Man Booker Prize shortlist: What to expect on award day

With a different panel of judges each year, the prestigious literary award is famously unpredictable.

POLITICS

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Arundhati Roy, Satyajit Ray, Intellectuals

Trashing India sells better for Western audiences

The three unwritten rules for getting published abroad.

ART & CULTURE

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Civil War, Moshin Hamid, Arundhati Roy, 2017 Booker Longlist

Man Booker Prize 2017 long list: How readable are the books?

A reader’s guide to the lucky 13.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

If Arundhati Roy didn’t exist, we’d have to invent her

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is like a punch to your gut, and if it leaves you winded be grateful.

ART & CULTURE

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Writers, Meena Kandasamy, Arundhati Roy, Books

On style: Prose of Arundhati Roy, Meena Kandasamy and others

Spare styles can involve the reader a great deal more than having everything spelt out.

ART & CULTURE

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Review, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

What the reviews of Arundhati Roy's new book say about reviewers

Media critiques of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness are unfortunately pretentious, self-involved think pieces.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Angiography  |  6-minute read
Review, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a literary castration of the hypermasculine nation

In its dogged refusal to become a thing of beauty, it celebrates the androgynously loving, hideous leftovers of 21st century Indianness.

ART & CULTURE

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Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Why Arundhati Roy's new book failed to impress me

With The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, the goddess of political fiction returns with a whimper.