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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Modern Library
Publication date October 1, 1999
Pages 126
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375756146
ISBN-10 0375756140
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.95
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Describes how India's ambitious dam projects created suffering along with modernization (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the bestselling author of The God of Small Things comes a scathing and passionate indictment of big government's
disregard for the individual.

In her Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy turned a compassionate but unrelenting eye on one family in India. Now she lavishes the same acrobatic language and fierce humanity on the future of her beloved country. In this spirited polemic, Roy dares to take on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that were supposed to haul this sprawling subcontinent into the modern age--but which instead have displaced untold millions--and the detonation of India's first nuclear bomb, with all its attendant Faustian bargains.
        
Merging her inimitable voice with a great moral outrage and imaginative sweep, Roy peels away the mask of democracy and prosperity to show the true costs hidden beneath. For those who have been mesmerized by her vision of India, here is a sketch, traced in fire, of its topsy-turvy society, where the lives of the many are sacrificed for the comforts of the few.

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About: From the bestselling author of The God of Small Things comes a scathing and passionate indictment of big government'sdisregard for the individual.
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