Arundhati Roy on Listening to Grasshoppers
Award-winning journalist Amy Goodman interviews Booker Prize-winning novelist, political essayist and global justice activist Arundhati Roy. They discuss India’s conflict with Maoist rebels, the occupation of Kashmir, ongoing Indian-Pakistani tensions, Obama’s war in “Af-Pak,” and Roy’s latest book, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers.
Original air date: 28 September 2009
Arundhati Roy Interview 2006
Born in Shillong, India, Arundhati Roy has devoted herself to political writing and activism. Her first novel, “The God of Small Things,” was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. It has sold over six millions copies and has been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. Since Sept. 11, she has emerged as one of the most eloquent critics of the Bush administration’s so-called war on terror. In June of 2005, she served as a Chair of Jury of Conscience at the World Tribunal on Iraq.
Original air date: 23 May 2006
• Arundhati Roy on Listening to Grasshoppers
• Arundhati Roy Interview 2006
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