ISBN 9780143029076,Algebra Of Infinite Justice

Algebra Of Infinite Justice



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9780143029076

ISBN-10 014302907X

Paper Back

Number of Pages 384 Pages
Language (English)


bal issues. It begins with the essay The End of Imagination, which she wrote a few weeks after India successfully joined the ranks of nuclear powers in 1998. An ardent advocate of nuclear disarmament, her essay is a wakeup call for all nations in the race for nuclear testing and is an impassioned plea to consider its ramifications. Another essay, The Algebra of Infinite Justice, is an insightful piece of writing on the American reaction and responsibility towards terrorism and is relevant in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

The book also includes her essays on a number of pertinent contemporary issues like the consequences of globalization, the downside of building dams and hydroelectric projects, the power games that global power companies play with the developing nations, and terrorism. This revised edition also includes two new essays written in 2002. These are War Talk: Summer Games with Nuclear Bombs, which is a forewarning of a nuclear war in the Indian subcontinent, and Democracy: Who's She when She's Home, a passionate critique of the communal carnage that devastated Gujarat. Reeling under the impact of the widespread criticism that she received for her strong political views after her essay The End of Imagination was published, Roy has included an essay about her right to hold independent views and express them without fear of judgment.

Arundhati Roy was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2006 for The Algebra Of Infinite Justice, but she declined to accept it in protest against the Indian government's kowtowing to the U.S. authorities