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Tariq Ali in praise of Arundhati Roy

Clara Heyworth26 October 2010

In a post for the London Review of Books Blog, entitled "They can't buy her silence," Tariq Ali salutes Arundhati Roy's "clarity, conviction and refusal to compromise."

Arundhati Roy is both loathed and feared by the Indian elite. Loathed because she speaks her mind. Feared because her voice reaches the world outside India and damages the myths perpetrated by New Delhi regardless of which party holds power. She often annoys the official Indian Left because she writes and speaks of events for which they are either responsible or of which they dare not speak. Roy will not allow her life to be subjugated by lies.

Visit the London Review of Books Blog to read the post in full.