ROY, Arundhati. Famed Indian writer: "the ultimate privilege of the élite is not just their deluxe lifestyles, but deluxe lifestyles with a clear conscience"

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.” [1].

 

[1]. Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian,  “The Chequebook and the Cruise Missile”, Harper Perennial, New York, 2004.

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