Arundhati Roy, the author of The God of Small Things, explores the politics of writing and the price of "development" driven by profit. Roy challenges the idea that only "experts" can speak out on such urgent matters as nuclear war, the human costs of the privatization of India's power supply by U.S.-based energy companies, and the construction of monumental dams in India. Includes new essays written since September 11.
About the Author
Arundhati Roy is the author of
The God of Small Things, which won the prestigious Booker Prize and has become an internationally acclaimed best-seller and
The Cost of Living, called "brilliant reportage with a passionate, no-holds-barred commentary" (Salman Rushdie). Born in 1961 in Bengal, Arundhati Roy grew up in Kerala and trained as an architect.