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Arundhati Roy

India: Walking with the comrades, by Arundhati Roy

By Arundhati Roy

March 22, 2010
Outlookindia.com/Dawn.com

 Last month, quietly, unannounced, Arundhati Roy decided to visit the forbidding and forbidden precincts of Central India’s Dandakaranya Forests, home to a melange of tribespeople many of whom have taken up arms to protect their people against state-backed marauders and exploiters. She recorded in considerable detail the first face-to-face journalistic “encounter” with armed guerillas, their families and comrades, for which she combed the forests for weeks at personal risk.

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