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venerable Arundhati Roy - pride of India!



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You must be kidding about 'big ears' Roy.  Even Naipaul is a bigger
'pride
of India' than Roy!

Sanjay


>From: sdcvamsi@yahoo.com
>Reply-To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>To: debate@indiapolicy.org
>Subject: venerable Arundhati Roy - pride of India!
>Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 23:40:46 -0700 (PDT)
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>In stark contrast to what Mr. Barun said about India and how the
largest
>democracy chose all the wrong allies, etc. here is a much deeper and
>more intelligent analysis by an eloquent writer named Ms. Arundhati
>Roy.  She wrote a much bigger article on this and I am only posting a
>portion of it here.
>
>Sincerely,
>Vamsi M.
>__________________
>For strategic, military and economic reasons, it is vital for the US
>government to persuade its public that their commitment to freedom and
>democracy and the American Way of Life is under attack. In the current
>atmosphere of grief, outrage and anger, it's an easy notion to peddle.
>However, if that were true, it's reasonable to wonder why the symbols
of
>America's economic and military dominance - the World Trade Center and
>the Pentagon - were chosen as the targets of the attacks. Why not the
>Statue of Liberty? Could it be that the stygian anger that led to the
>attacks has its taproot not in American freedom and democracy, but in
>the US government's record of commitment and support to exactly the
>opposite things - to military and economic terrorism, insurgency,
>military dictatorship, religious bigotry and unimaginable genocide
>(outside America)? It must be hard for ordinary Americans, so recently
>bereaved, to look up at the world with their eyes full of tears and !
>encounter what might appear to them to be indifference. It isn't
>indifference. It's just augury. An absence of surprise. The tired
wisdom
>of knowing that what goes around eventually comes around. American
>people ought to know that it is not them but their government's
policies
>that are so hated.



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