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Bodies, Borders, Resistance, Rebirth: Arundhati Roy

Bodies, borders, resistance and rebirth.

India is in the throes of a fascism that echoes what we have in America. The country is undergoing a political upheaval with PM Modi at its front, and fueled by increased violence towards Muslims, queers, Dalits, women, and more. This week, Laura sits down with acclaimed author Arundhati Roy to discuss this vast breadth of ground in her second novel in 20 years, "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness." 

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  • 2020-02-23T14:00:00-08:00
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