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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Seditious Heart, written by Arundhati Roy, read by Tania Rodrigues.

My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, the essays speak in a uniquely spirited voice, marked by compassion, clarity and courage. 

Radical and superbly listenable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites.  

In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy's journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from 'The End of Imagination', which begins this book, to 'My Seditious Heart', with which it ends.

©2019 Arundhati Roy (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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One of the best Non-fiction work.

All the Non-fiction works of Arundhati Roy complied in one book is a must listen if you don't have time to read. Read it for a better understanding and statistics. Performance could have been better if Audible had an Indian to perform for Indian works because a lot of words miss their correct pronounciation.

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A must read

A must read to understand the other side of the story. Marvelled at it. What a collection!

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cons and prons

Dams can be used for a variety of purposes. Agriculture, drinking water for growing cities, and even expanding industrial demands, crop cultivation should be one of the first priorities. Thus in this progressive work, there may be some losers and some winners as well I believe.
When it comes to the United States and the United Kingdom, both are known and credited for their inventiveness -innovation (from the steam engines to airplanes to modern-day computers).
The dark side(flip side) of a coin is that power, politics, military, and business have resulted in widespread abuse of resources and life. Thank you for sharing insight into politics, power being the civilian voice.

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EXCELLENT BOOK

I TOLD MY CHILDREN THAT I WISH THAT THEY SHOULD LISTEN OR READ THIS BOOK ONCE IN A LIFE TIME TO MAKE AN HONEST OPINION ABOUT INDIA.

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Know your India. Listen/Read this book.

Makes you think, wonder, and open your eyes to the real India that's so neatly brushed under the carpet. The stink of which has been masked over and over again by the scent of the flower garlands around the necks of its netas.

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  • richard
  • 31-07-19

Brilliant essays, brilliantly read.

The intensity of Arundhati Roy's intelligence doesn't just illuminate the injustices of indian and global politics, but also provides a clear picture of what democracy is when it's captured by corporate interests and religious-nationalist ideology.

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  • Barnacles
  • 18-12-19

Eye opening

Thank you Arundhati Roy for the work that you do. The subjects of your essays were new to me but highlighted the scale of the corruption in India: from the true opinions of Gandhi, disastrous dam projects, the massacre of Muslims, to learning of the struggles that Ambedkar fought for. A long listen, but well worth using a credit for. Thank you to Tania Rodrigues for the mammoth effort in reading this immense volume. Despite the cruel nature of the essays, the voice was soothing.