The Contradictions of Arundhati Roy

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on June 8, 2011

So, to recap this story: Arundhati Roy is happy to endorse a program of economic antediluvianism that would undo all of the gains made by the Indian economy (not to mention the improvement in the quality of life for the average Indian), and is willing to wax rhapsodic about the supposed virtues of murderous Maoist rebels.

At the same time, she makes sure to keep a household servant who can serve her mangoes whenever she wants them; a luxury most Indians cannot afford.

If the best the Indian working class can do in terms of acquiring heroes is Arundhati Roy, then the Indian working class is in some serious trouble.

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