Field Notes on Democracy : Listening to GrasshoppersPublication details: UK; Haymarket Books; 2015Description: 230 Pages; PaperbackISBN:
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|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Karachi Society and Politics||320.95 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Damaged||PKLC014659|
|Book Adult and Young Adult 15-17||Lahore Society and Politics||320.954 (Browse shelf(Opens below))||Lost||PKLC014643|
This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism, and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy. She describes the systematic marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities, the rise of terrorism, and the massive scale of displacement and dispossession of the poor by predatory corporations. Field Notes on Democracy tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond.