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Walking with the Comrades

by Arundhati Roy

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"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 early 2010, Arundhati Roy traveled into the forests of Central India, homeland to millions of indigenous people, dreamland to some of the world's biggest mining corporations. The result is this powerful and unprecedented report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.

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"Starred Review. A bell-clear exposé of corporate greed and governmental malfeasance that should - if there is any justice in the world - provoke a furious backlash in the name of human dignity." - Kirkus Reviews

"Starred Review. Informed, impassioned, at times strident, and fleet and fascinating when describing life on the ground among the rebels, Roy's prose will both rouse and ruffle." - Publishers Weekly

"Roy's book is a one-sided but absorbing and eye-opening read." - Library Journal

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Arundhati Roy Author Biography

Arundhati Roy is an award-winning filmmaker and a trained architect. Her novel The God of Small Things was awarded the Booker Prize in 1997. She has also published two collections of essays: The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire and The Algebra of Infinite Justice. She was the recipient of the 2002 Lannan Foundation Prize for Cultural Freedom. 

She was born in Shillong, Meghalaya, spent her childhood in Aymanam, and studied architecture at the Delhi School of Architecture. Since publishing The God of Small Things, Arundhati's writing has concentrated primarily on political and social issues. She was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in 2004. 

She now lives in Delhi with her husband Pradip Krishen, who has two daughters Pia and Mithva from his...

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