Capitalism

Capitalism

A Ghost Story

Book - 2014
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"From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and clear-cut forests, to the hundreds of thousands of farmers who have committed suicide to escape punishing debt, to the hundreds of millions of people who live on less than two dollars a day, there are ghosts nearly everywhere you look in India. India is a nation of 1.2 billion, but the country's 100 richest people own assets equivalent to one-fourth of India's gross domestic product. Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India, and shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people to the highest and most intense forms of racism and exploitation. "--
"This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. The book also shows how the demands of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of people around the world to the highest and most intense forms of racism and and exploitation"--
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois :, Haymarket Books,, ©2014
Description: 125 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781608463855
1608463850
Branch Call Number: 330.954 Roy

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Bookstalker5
May 04, 2019

Arundhati Roy describes all of what goes on in her country with great detail. She mentions how tense situations can be blown out of proportion and how her government drums up charges against citizens of her country if they take up protests on certain issues. She also describes how travelers are deported if they pose a threat to the government. This was a fairly easy book to- read and it can be done of one just concentrates on this task.

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uncommonreader
Dec 26, 2017

Essays about globalized capitalism in India and its impact. Roy takes no prisoners. Excellent.

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