By Arundhati Roy
From the poisoned rivers, barren wells, and simple forests, to the loads of hundreds of thousands of farmers who've devoted suicide to flee punishing debt, to the masses of hundreds of thousands of people that survive under money an afternoon, there are ghosts approximately all over the place you glance in India. India is a state of 1.2 billion, however the country’s a hundred richest humans personal resources reminiscent of one-fourth of India’s gross household product.
Capitalism: A Ghost Story examines the darkish aspect of democracy in modern India, and exhibits how the calls for of globalized capitalism has subjugated billions of individuals to the top and such a lot severe sorts of racism and exploitation.
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