Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy (born in 1961) is an Indian novelist, activist and a world citizen. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel The God of Small Things. Roy was born in Shillong, Meghalaya. She left Kerala for Delhi at age 16. Since winning the Booker Prize, she has concentrated her writing on political issues. These include the Narmada Dam project, India's Nuclear Weapons, corrupt power company Enron 's activities in India. She is a figure-head of the anti-globalization / alter-globalization movement and a vehement critic of neo-imperialism.


Toisenlainen maailma ei ole vain mahdollinen, se on jo tulossa, 1.10.2014 (Arundhati Roy)

Arundhati Roy, Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy. Hamish Hamilton 2009.

Arundhati Roy, The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire. Flamingo 2004.



My Seditious Heart by Arundhati Roy review – powerful, damning essays by Bidisha, The Observer, 16 June 2019

Arundhati Roy on India’s Elections: “A Mockery of What Democracy Is Supposed to Be” by Samuel Earle, The New Republic, 28 May 2019

Literature provides shelter. That's why we need it, The Guardian, 13 May 2019

Arundhati Roy on Why She Admires WikiLeaks & Opposes Assange's Extradition to the U.S. Democracy Now! 13 May 2019 (video and transcript)

Arundhati Roy: Capitalism Is “a Form of Religion” Stopping Solutions to Climate Change & Inequality, Democracy Now! 13 May 2019 (video and transcript)

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Arundhati Roy: A U.S. Attack on Iran Would Be “Biggest Mistake It Has Ever Made”, Democracy Now! 12 May 2019 (video and transcript)

Kashmir Is Potentially The Flashpoint For A Future Nuclear War, Common Dreams, 1 March 2019

Arundhati Roy on Fiction in the Face of Rising Fascism by Laura Flanders, Truthout, 31 December 2018 (video and transcript)

“A Beautiful Moment”: Arundhati Roy Hails Indian Court Legalizing Gay Sex, Overturning Colonial Law, Democracy Now! 6 September 2018 (video and transcript)

Arundhati Roy: The U.S. Is Growing Closer to India Militarily as Modi Expands Crackdown on Dissent, Democracy Now! 6 September 2018 (video and transcript)

In The India Of Today, To Be Poor Is A Crime, Information Clearing House, 31 August 2018 

Arundhati Roy: ‘The point of the writer is to be unpopular' by Tim Lewis, The Guardian, 17 June 2018

Writer Arundhati Roy on Impunity for Rape in India & How Violence Is Used as a Tool of the State, Democracy Now! 7 May 2018

Arundhati Roy's Latest Novel Takes on Fascism, Rising Hindu Nationalism in India & Abuses in Kashmir, Democracy Now! 3 May 2018 (video and transcript)

“I Need to Know the Place Where I Stand and Why I Stand There” by Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept, 17 April 2018

The NGO-ization of resistance, ZNet, 29 Januaey 2018

Arundhati Roy on the Rising Hindu Right in India, the Gujarat Massacre & Her Love of Eduardo Galeano, Democracy Now! 26 June 2017 (video and transcript)

‘The Ministry of Utmost Happiness’: Through Eyes of an Activist for Palestine by Vacy Vlazna, The Palestine Chronicle, 22 July 2017

Arundhati Roy on Returning to Fiction, Redefining Happiness & Writing About Worlds Ripped Apart, Democracy Now! 20 June 2017 (video and transcript)

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy review – a patchwork of narratives by Alex Clark, The Observer, 11 June 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy review – a bright mosaic by Natasha Walter, The Guardian, 2 June 2017

‘Fiction takes its time': Arundhati Roy on why it took 20 years to write her second novel by Decca Aitkenhead, The Guardian, 27 May 2017

No Moral Superpower: Arundhati Roy, Edward Snowden, and the Crimes of Empire by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, 14 October 2016

Full text: Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy and 50 other scholars, writers want Khurram Parvez set free,, 18 September 2016

Empire's Religion: Arundhati Roy Confronts the Tyranny of the Free Market by Jake Johnson, Common Dreams, 15 September 2016

Noam Chomsky, Oliver Stone Sign Letter Against Brazil's Coup, teleSUR, 25 August 2016

Pankaj Mishra on Arundhati Roy: Hindu nationalists ?have many ways to silence writers, The Guardian, 2 February 2016

In defence of dissent: Arundhati Roy, Sabrang, 23 January 2016

What Shall We Love? Outlook, 16 November 2015 issue

Things That Can And Cannot Be Said (Contd) The Arundhati Roy — John Cusack conversation continues, Outlook, 16 November 2015 issue

Things That Can And Cannot Be Said John Cusack in Conversation with Arundhati Roy, Outlook, 16 November 2015 issue

Politics by Other Means, Jacobin, 5 November 2015

The turmoil of today's world: leading writers respond to the refugee crisis by Pankaj Mishra, Ahdaf Soueif, Arundhati Roy, Gary Younge and others, The Guardian, 12 September 2015

Movements are not radical anymore: Arundhati Roy by Udhav Naig, The Hindu, 5 May 2015

Arundhati Roy: goddess of big ideas by Andrew Anthony, The Observer, 23 November 2014 (Silly "interview", there are some good comments below the article)

Arundhati Roy denounces India's shame on BBC Newsnight by John Merrick, Verso Books, 20 November 2014

Arundhati Roy: feminism and foundations, burkas and Botox—An extract from Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Sarah Shin, Verso Books, 19 November 2014

Debunking the Gandhi Myth by Arundhati Roy and Laura Flanders, ZVideo, 12 November 2014

How Corporate Power Converted Wealth Into Philanthropy for Social Control, ZNet, 2 September 2014

Arundhati Roy accuses Mahatma Gandhi of discrimination by Jason Burke, The Guardian, 18 July 2014

Another World Is Not Only Possible, She Is on Her Way, Truthout, 18 April 2014

Is India on a Totalitarian Path? Arundhati Roy on Corporatism, Nationalism and World's Largest Vote, Democracy Now! 9 April 2014

Arundhati Roy, the Not-So-Reluctant Renegade by Siddhartha Deb, International New York Times, 5 March 2014

'This is Rape Number Two', Outlook India, 25 November 2013

Field Notes on Democracy by Arundhati Roy and Anthony Arnove, ZVideo, 9 July 2013

Maoist attacks are a counter violence of resistance against the state: Arundhati Roy by Sagarika Ghosh, Firstpost.India, 28 May 2013

'Corporate Money Has No Nationality. They Just Run India', Outlook, 22 April 2013

Arundhati Roy: 'another way of looking at the world' by by Derrick O'Keefe and Jahanzeb Hussain, Counterfire, 4 April 2014

Arundhati Roy on Iraq War's 10th: Bush May Be Gone, But "Psychosis" of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails, Democracy Now! 18 March 2013

A New Intifada in Kashmir? Arundhati Roy & Sanjay Kak on the World's Most Densely Militarized Area, Democracy Now! 18 March 2013

Re-imagining a World Beyond Capitalism and Communism, Adbusters, 18 February 2013

The hanging of Afzal Guru is a stain on India's democracy, The Guardian, 10 February 2013

We Call This Progress, Guernica 17 December 2012

'Those Who've Tried To Change The System Via Elections Have Ended Up Being Changed By It' Saba Naqvi Interviews Arundhati Roy, Outlook India, 26 November 2012

Terrorism Isn't The Disease; Egregious Injustice Is' by Arundhati Roy and Panini Anand, ZNet, 24 June 2012

I'd Rather Not Be Anna, ZNet, 10 June 2012

Capitalism: A Ghost Story, ZNet, 20 March 2012

There's no escape from the corporations that run India, The Guardian, 19 March 2012

Capitalism - A Ghost Story (4th Anuradha Ghandy Memorial Trust Lecture), ZVideo, 10 March 2012

Beware the 'Gush-Up Gospel' Behind India's Billionaires, ZNet, 18 January 2012

Arundhati Roy: 'The people who created the crisis will not be the ones that come up with a solution' by Arun Gupta, The Guardian, 30 November 2011

We Are All Occupiers,, 18 November 2011

Arundhati Roy: Occupy Wall Street is "So Important Because It is in the Heart of Empire", Democracy Now! 15 November 2011

Into the Woods by Arundhati Roy and Parul Sehgal, ZNet, 3 October 2011

The dead begin to speak up in India, The Guardian/Comment is free, 30 September 2011

Facing Down Tanks, ZNet, 1 September 2011

Jan Lokpal Bill is very regressive: Arundhati Roy by Sagarika Ghose, IBN Live, 31 August 2011

Roy attacks anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare by Jonathan Harwood, The First Post, 23 August 2011

Arundhati Roy - "Every day, one is insulted in India" by Sophie Elmhirst, New Statesman, 21 July 2011

Arundhati Roy: 'They are trying to keep me destabilised. Anybody who says anything is in danger' by Stephen Moss, The Guardian, 5 June 2011

Arundhati Roy by Amy Kazmin, FT Magazine, 3 June 2011

Revolts & Rebellions by Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian, ZNet, 17 May 2011

PalFest Message, ZNet, 16 April 2011

Arundhati Roy by Homa Khaleeli, The Guardian, 8 March 2011

The Un-Victim: Amitava Kumar interviews Arundhati Roy, Guernica, February 2011

Arundhati Roy: India's bold and brilliant daughter by Ian Jack, The Guardian, 29 January 2011

Chomsky, Arundhati, lead protest to writers meet in Galle, TamilNet, 19 January 2011

The trial of Binayak Sen, ZNet, 30 December 2010

They can file a charge posthumously against Jawaharlal Nehru too, ZNet, 30 November 2010

Kashmir's Fruits of Discord, ZNet, 10 November 2010

Acclaimed Indian Author Arundhati Roy on Obama's Wars, Poverty and India's Maoist Rebels, Democracy Now! 8 November 2010

Who are India's real traitors? by Indra Sinha, The Guardian/Comment is free, 4 November 2010

Statement on Media and Mobs, ZNet, 1 November 2010

Tehelka Interview, ZNet, 30 October 2010

Arundhati Roy and Kashmir's struggle for justice by Murtaza Shibli, The Guardian/Comment is free, 28 October 2010

Arundhati Roy: The debater of big things, Editorial, The Guardian, 28 October 2010

Acclaimed Indian Author Arundhati Roy Faces Arrest for Questioning India's Claim on Kashmir, Democracy Now! 27 October 2010

I Pity The Nation That Needs To Jail Those Who Ask For Justice, ZNet, 27 October 2010

They can't buy her silence by Tariq Ali, London Review of Books Blog, 26 October 2010

Arundhati Roy faces arrest over Kashmir remark by Gethin Chamberlain, The Guardian, 26 October 2010

India in crisis, New Statesman, 11 September 2010

Operation Green Hunt's Urban Avatar,, 14 June 2010

India's War on People at Home by Gautam Navlakha and Arundhati Roy, MR Zine, 4 June 2010

Our Choice: Insulated Nationalism or Arundhati Roy? by Shah Alam Khan,, 14 May 2010

Arundhati Roy: The Indian Author and Political Activist Joins Avi Lewis on Fault Lines, Al Jazeera, 9 May 2010

Maoists Being Forced Into Violence: Arundhati Roy Interviewed By Sagarika Ghose, IBN Politics, 14 April 2010

Arundhati Roy: Pulp Fiction Or A Concrete Analysis? by P.A. Sebastian,, 13 April 2010

Walking With The Comrades, Outlook India, 22 March 2010

Why Democracy Is "The Biggest Scam in the World" An Interview With Arundhati Roy, Democracy Now! 22 March 2010

Indian writer Arundhati Roy ready for Maoist talks role by Rajesh Joshi, BBC News, 6 March 2010

Arundhati Roy Disturbs Democratic Daydreaming by Trond Øverland, The Palestine Chronicle, 6 December 2009

The heart of India is under attack, The Guardian, 30 October 2009

Aut at Have We Done to Democracy?,, 27 September 2009

A Letter to The Economist, 25 August 2009

Business as usual: Vedanta mine plans threaten India's poorest, The Guardian, 27 July 2009

Into the inferno, New Statesman, 16 July 2009

Binayak Sen, ZNet, 9 April 2009

The silence surrounding Sri Lanka, ZNet, 1 April 2009

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