Azadi, by Arundhati Roy will be hit stores across Kerala in the coming days. A collection of essays on politics and literature, the Malayalam translation will feature Arundathi’s latest essay “Two Conspiracies and Murder “.
In this series of essays, Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. The essays include meditations on language, public as well as private, and on the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times.
Considered an urgent dispatch on freedom in the contemporary sense, the book explores the irony of ‘Azadi’ which was chanted in the streets of Kashmir against what Kashmri’s saw as Indian occupation and was soon heard in the streets of the rest of the country against the project of Hindu nationalism.