Sunday, March 28, 2010
Arundhati Roy discusses democracy
Among the audience members were actor Woody Harrelson and novelist Alice Walker. What makes a really great writer, person, and rebel–is someone who listens more than he or she talks,” said Walker in her opening words for the evening. “Someone who goes to where the silence is, and tries to understand why it is there.”
If listening is one thing that Roy does well, telling a story is something she does even better.
Throughout the evening, Roy touched on heavy topics such as the “mutation of democracy” in India, Kashmir’s struggle for independence and the oppression of it’s people by the Indian governement, as well as the displacement of thousands of people from the Narmada Dam project.
Full report here Mission Local. org