Acclaimed novelist and essayist Arundhati Roy used the release spoke at New York City’s New School on Wednesday night about her new book, “Capitalism: A Ghost Story.” The work, which will be released in April by Haymarket books, examines the “dark side of Democracy in India,” according to its publisher.

Roy’s debut novel, “The God of Small Things,” won the esteemed Booker prize in 1997, and she’s since established herself as one of the world’s important political activists. 

The New School talk was a conversation with Indian author Siddharta Deb and was livestreamed in front of a sold out audience.

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