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http://www.democracynow.org - As voting begins in India in the largest elections the world has ever seen, we spend the hour with Indian novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy. Nearly 815 million Indians are eligible to vote and results will be issued in May. One of India's most famous authors — and one of its fiercest critics — Roy is out with a new book, "Capitalism: A Ghost Story," which dives into India's transforming political landscape and makes the case that globalized capitalism has intensified the wealth divide, racism, and environmental degradation. "This new election is going to be [about] who the corporates choose," Roy says, "[about] who is not going to blink about deploying the Indian army against the poorest people in this country, and pushing them out to give over those lands, those rivers, those mountains, to the major mining corporations."

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http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/9/is_india_on_a_totalitarian_path

Roy won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, "The God of Small Things." Her other books include, "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire" and "Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers."

Watch additional interviews with Arundhati Roy in the Democracy Now! archive: http://www.democracynow.org/appearances/arundhati_roy

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