Quote by: Arundhati Roy

I'm not talking about being against development. I'm talking about the politics of development. I'm talking about more development, not less. More democracy, not less. More modernization, not less. How do you break down this completely centralized, undemocratic process of decision-making? How do you make sure that it's decentralized and that people have power over their lives and their natural resources? I don't even believe in the modern business-like notion of "efficiency". It dovetails with totalitarianism, fascism. Peopl say, "If it's decentralized it will be inefficient." I think that's fine. Let it be inefficient.


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Author Bio


  • NameArundhati Roy
  • DescriptionIndian novelist, essayist
  • BornNovember 24, 1961
  • CountryIndia
  • ProfessionNovelist; Writer
  • WorksThe God Of Small Things
  • AwardsNorman Mailer Prize