The Politics of Dispossession


Arundhati Roy will deliver this year's Edward W. Said '57 Memorial Lecture. Her lecture is entitled "The Politics of Dispossession" and it will take place on March 5th at 5PM in McCosh 50 at Princeton University.

Arundhati Roy is an Indian novelist and activist who won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things. Since winning the Booker Prize, most of her writing has concentrated on issues of social justice. She is a critic of neo-imperialism and a leader of the anti-globalization movement. She also has been a sharp critic of India's nuclear policies. In May 2004, she was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize for her work on nonviolence and social campaigns and, in November 2011, she was the recipient of the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing. Her many books include The Algebra of Infinite Justice (2002), War Talk (2003), An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire (2004), Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy (2009), and, most recently, Walking with the Comrades (2011).


Monday, 5 March 2012, 5 PM
Princeton University, McCosh 50

This event is sponsored by the Edward W. Said '57 Memorial Lecture Fund, the Princeton Committee on Palestine, the Department of English, the Princeton Institute for for International and Regional Studies, the Council of the Humanities, and the Program in South Asian Studies.