Una veemente denuncia degli abusi e degli orrori perpetrati dalla ristretta élite politica ed economica che governa l’India capitalista e che detiene il monopolio della ricchezza. Un pamphlet di denuncia dal tono polemico e brillante, pungente, ironico, talvolta sarcastico, arricchito da casi di cronaca e da aneddoti esemplificativi. Non si può restare indifferenti quando Roy parla di una vera guerra in atto per il possesso della terra nella giungla dell’India centrale sotto assedio, con 350.000 persone obbligate ad abbandonare i loro villaggi e migliaia di suicidi, o di decine di migliaia di torturati e 70.000 morti in Kashmir. Un libro interessante per chi ama sentire voci alternative, una denuncia polemica del lato oscuro della democrazia più grande del mondo, supportata da un pensiero brillante e originale, limpido e critico.
- ISBN: 8823511240
- Casa Editrice: Guanda
- Pagine: 180
A fast-paced collection of anti-capitalist articles and essays, Capitalism: A Ghost Story reckons with the violence of neoliberal rule. Addressing everything from the current state of the Kashmir conflict to the resurgence of right-wing extremism, the pieces gathered here chart with great dexterity
Roy brings nothing new to this book. It comes across as a collage of newspaper articles, a copy-paste of Roy’s own previous socio-political writings with may be slight references from the Foreign Affairs Journals or a Forbes Magazine. The befitting description would be this rather intriguing anecdot Leggi tutto
Since reading Leslie Chang's Factory Girls and Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers , I've been haunted by the way capitalism seems to be establishing itself in developing nations. In a nutshell: China and India seem to have vaulted right over the part of capitalism that's supposed to be abo Leggi tutto
Buy this book for the person in your life who thinks ethical capitalism exists and is a fan of the Gates Foundation
The stories find the artist, but it takes a special artist to listen to the ghosts of the voiceless. The Good : --I read this several years ago while exploring “economics”, and since then I’ve followed up on several loose-ends (see below). However, Roy’s message was clear from the beginning; real-worl Leggi tutto
capitalism is actual trash.
Incredibly depressing, but well worth the (brief) time and effort invested in reading, this should be considered a must-read. I was going to post a few quotes in my review, but there is something quotable on virtually every page. Very enlightening and troubling.
Arundhati Roy is always great but somehow expected more from this. Perhaps it is meant for an audience who doesn't know about the problems with capitalism or in Kashmir.
অরুন্ধতী রায় শোনাচ্ছেন ধারালো নখ,দন্তযুক্ত এক বিভীষিকার কাহিনি। আদতে এই অভিশাপ মঙ্গলের নাম, কল্যাণের কথা বলে বেড়ায়। শান্তির বার্তাবাহকের রূপ নিতেও তার জুড়ি মেলা ভার। অরুন্ধতী রায়ের এই তমসাচ্ছন্ন বিভীষিকা হলো পুঁজিবাদ। এনজিওর নামে, ব্যবসায়ের ছলে, বিভিন্ন ফাউন্ডেশনের ছদ্মবেশে বিশ্বব্যাপী আগ্রাসন Leggi tutto
Arundhati Roy is a fine essayist, and in this collection of work exploring the underbelly of India’s entry to global power status, its ‘gush up’ economic model and its brutal war in Kashmir she conjures up images and evokes the crimes of the new world order in the ‘world’s largest democracy’ to grea Leggi tutto
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