Saturday, March 24, 2012

Arundhoti Roy on capitalism

For some time now, I was missing Arundhoti Roy: no new writing from her in a long time. What was she doing,  I wondered. Now she comes up with a brilliant essay on CAPITALISM in the Outlook Magazine. Read it in print if you want to savour it in full.

By calling their tower Antilla, do the Ambanis hope to sever their links to the poverty and squalor of their homeland and raise a new civilisation? Is this the final act of the most successful secessionist movement in India? The secession of the middle and upper classes into outer space? 


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