The new slave dynasty in South Asia?

A few lines from Jawed Naqvi’s recent column from the DAWN

“Writer Arundhati Roy said in an interview last week that at least India’s growing middle class was reared on a diet of radical consumerism and aggressive greed. “Unlike industrialising Western countries, which had colonies from which to plunder resources and generate slave labour to feed this process, we have to colonise ourselves, our own nether parts. We’ve begun to eat our own limbs.”

That is why perhaps the memory of Bahadur Shah Zafar is proving to be such an embarrassment to our ruling elite, not only because the man symbolised Hindu-Muslim unity, or that he stood up steadfastly against a foreign occupation of India, but also because he was waylaid by some of his very own people, people who still continue to collude and conspire against their very own.”

Images above from here

Published on May 8, 2007 at 5:34 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. […] I had earlier quoted Arundhati Roy in the South Asian context where the “growing middle class was reared on a diet of radical consumerism and aggressive greed..” […]


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