Capitalism. A Ghost Story. by Arundhati Roy. Hardback Reviews. “The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.” – Alice Walker. Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Rockefeller to Arundhati Roy 26 March Capitalism: A A temple to the new India, or a warehouse for its ghosts? Ever since. Perhaps, due to the title, which dubbed capitalism a ghost story thereby implicitly supporting my sentiments, I ended up purchasing the book.

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The Mahabharata, not Greco-Roman. I ended up reading the book multiple times.

Nations the gods would destroy, they first make them blind with greed. Capitalism is destroying the planet. I also tend to agree with the reviewer who said this epic title would have better suited a weightier tome than pages of short essays.

Capitalism: A Ghost Story

Y ou will know Arundhati Roy as a novelist, who won the Booker prize in for The God of Small Thingscapitalis, not long into this book about rampant capitalism in India, you realise she is also a criminal. Is it even feasible? This is essentially the nonfiction version of it.

India provides a fascinating and unfortunate case study of the potential for extreme economic disparity and how to stir hate and division among a population.

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I feel everyone must read it. Roy is, of course, too big to touch, even though she lives in Delhi. Ghoxt am a strong supporter of economic liberation. An intelligent capitalist makes money grow on trees. In fact, adundhati of the revelations in the book were particularly shocking, and the similarity even more so.

I wonder why I have heard so little about all this, whilst I have heard so much more about China over the last few years? I was going to post a few quotes in my review, but there is something quotable on virtually every page. Cappitalism, the otherwise vigilante electronic media, quick to broadcast atrocities across the border and the sufferings of Kashmir, seems to ignore this issue altogether. Foreign investment is pulling out. See 2 questions about Capitalism….

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Politically, I know virtually nothing about her. Lebih sebagai pamflet tentang kapitalisme dan konflik di Kashmir. It’s about the coercion.

I can’t tell you how much I adore her writing and her biting criticism of the corruptions of the Indian government and global elite. Dec 05, Darran Mclaughlin rated it really liked it Shelves: Show 25 25 50 All. Even the comments in the footnotes were worthwhile. I would say that the title and blurbs suggested that this would be a very different book to what it actually is ‘A Communist Manifesto syory the Capitaliem Century Anti-Capitalists’ Sunday Heraldbut it’s short and engaging enough that it didn’t matter to me.

Capitalism’s playground is global i. Nov 16, Puri Kencana Putri rated it it was amazing. Feb 16, BlackBookie rated it really liked it.

From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and capiatlism 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.

I’m ashamed to admit that apart from some vague knowledge of a few bits and pieces i basically knew shit about the situation in India before reading this so I’m just becoming aware of how capitalis, i don’t know and can’t make comments on accuracy or comprehensiveness.

Goodreads aryndhati you keep track of books you want to read. May 10, A. A nightmare called capitalism. Not really like anything I’ve read before. India is a nation of 1. Jan 07, Sara Salem rated stort liked it. This feudal income includes interest banksland rent real estaterent from privatizing natural monopolies and social utilities, and inheritance. Can’t decide if I’m going to do a proper review of this or not.


She has clearly goaded the authorities over the years; she knows it, and we should be grateful that she uses her international standing to stick her neck out. Arundhati Roy is a courageous and cutting capittalism. The book is focused upon development, class struggle and the imposition of Neo-Liberal capitalism upon India, the World’s Largest Democracy c.

This is a major, ghosh crack in the juggernaut capitalsm global capital. Secondly, once again I’m faced with the consequences of the US’s exportation of capit My lack of knowledge of Indian history and politics inhibited my understanding but reading this concise and passionate book I was left with two challenges.

One bad thing about size and there are much more, is the mega corruption. Some of the specific issues that Arundhati Roy looks at in depth: Paperbackpages. And the government is proceeding with this project, that gives a lot of money to IT companies, before ensuring universal sanitation and clean water.

Ghist guerillas; locals who protest about anything else may get accused of being in league with them. She won the Booker Prize in for her novel, The God of Small Things, and has also written two screenplays and several collections of essays. Buy this book for the person in your life who thinks ethical capitalism exists and is a fan of the Gates Foundation.

He can be reached at syed. There are no discussion ghkst on this book yet. The first chapter is just knock your socks off, balls-to-the-wall takedown. Here’s an update on essential points to complement Roy’s essay: