Riz Khan
Arundhati Roy
The Indian writer and activist discusses her quest for freedom and social justice for all.
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2009 22:58 GMT

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We meet Arundhati Roy, the Indian writer and activist.

For years she has been known as one of the world's most vocal advocates of freedom and social justice.

She has earned the wrath of her fellow countrymen for her vehement criticism of India's nuclear weapons.

Roy is against the development of nuclear weapons without regard to the lives of the poor, and the refusal to grant Kashmir independence.

She has called the US-led war in Afghanistan "another act of terror against the people of the world" and considers US-style capitalism to be the cause of much of the world's instability.

On Monday, the author of The God of Small Things joins us for a discussion on her latest work, a collection of essays about the dark side of India's democracy, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers

Anand Naidoo sits in for Riz Khan this week.

This episode of the Riz Khan Show can be seen live from Monday, November 2, 2009 at 2030GMT with repeats on Tuesday 0030GMT, 0530GMT and 1130GMT.

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