Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian novelist. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, “The God of Small Things”, and has written two screenplays and several collections of essays. She is an outspoken anti-war, pro-human rights humanitarian (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arundhati_Roy ).
Arundhati Roy on simultaneous First World holocaust commission and holocaust denial (2004): “The ultimate privilege of the élite is not just their deluxe lifestyles, but deluxe lifestyles with a clear conscience” (Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian, “The Chequebook and the Cruise Missile”, Harper Perennial, New York, 2004).
Arundhati Roy (Indian author of “The God of Small Things”, humanitarian activist and author of numerous pro-Humanity books) (2003): “In the ‘free’ market, free speech has become a commodity like everything else—justice, human rights, drinking water, clean air. It’s available only to those who can afford it. And naturally, those who can afford it use free speech to manufacture the kind of product, confect the kind of public opinion, that best suits their purpose” (Arundhati Roy, “War Talk”, Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press, 2003, p. 78).