Capitalism: a ghost story

This is another book of essays by Arundhati Roy.

While alot of the issues she addresses are focused on Indian politics, it is clear that the Indian examples she writes about are symptoms of what’s happening globally. While my knowledge of those Indian cases is limited to what I’ve read in her work, the general principles shown through those cases are very familiar – even if their “Western” manifestation is different.

I’ve read a lot of Roy’s work this year and it probably seems dismissive to say this is more of the same – but it would be wrong to interpret that “sameness” in a negative way. Instead I see it as an indication that the problems she raises continue and they aren’t limited to familiar places involving familiar people.