In early 2010, Arundhati Roy travelled 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 Walking with the Comrades, a powerful and unprecedented report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.
War has spread from the borders of India to the forests in the very heart of the country. Combining brilliant analysis and reportage by one of India’s iconic writers, Broken Republic examines the nature of progress and development in the emerging global superpower, and asks fundamental questions about modern civilization itself.
Penguin Books will release Arundhati Roy's Broken Republic: Three Essays and Walking with the Comrades in Delhi on Friday the 20th May.
At the release which will be at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, Roy, Booker novelist, and outspoken and articulate critic of the Indian government will be in conversation with Amit Bhaduri, a distinguished economist and onetime colleague at JNU, where he is presently Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Sciences.