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Magic Carpet Ride Arundhati Roy captures

India’s chaotic beauty in her second novel


ARUNDHATI ROY LIKES to wander at night in the old city of Delhi, near her home, and pay heed to the street folk who survive there among palaces, shrines, temples, mosques and cemeteries. “People are just shoved into the crevices of these crumbling places,” says Roy. She started to think that she had to find a way to make the unseen visible. “What I wanted to do,” she says, “was to write a book in which I never walked past anybody.”

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