Mr Chidambaram’s War
‘The low, flat-topped hills of south Orissa have been home to the Dongria
Kondh long before there was a country called India or a state called
Walking with the Comrades
‘The terse, typewritten note slipped under my door in a sealed envelope
confirmed my appointment with “India’s single biggest internal security
challenge”. I’d been waiting for months to hear from them...’
‘In the early morning hours of 2 July 2010, in the remote forests of Adilabad,
the Andhra Pradesh State Police fired a bullet into the chest of a man called
Cherukuri Rajkumar, known to his comrades as Azad...'
War has spread from the borders of India to the forests in the very heart
of the country. Combining brilliant analysis and reportage by one of India’s
iconic writers, Broken Republic examines the nature of progress and
development in the emerging global superpower, and asks fundamental
questions about modern civilization itself.
About the Author
Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things, which won the
Booker Prize in 1997. Three volumes of her non-fiction writing, The Algebra
of Infinite Justice, An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire and Listening to
Grasshoppers, were published in 2001, 2005 and 2009 respectively. The
Shape of the Beast, a collection of her interviews, was published in 2008.
Arundhati Roy lives in New Delhi.