My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Man booker prize winner author Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights, and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. This book is collection of her essays from the publication of The God of small things (1997) to The ministry of utmost happiness (2017).
Radical and superbly readable, the essays speak in a voice of unique spirit, marked by compassion, clarity, and courage. Roy offers a powerful defense of the collective, of the individual, and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military, and governmental elites.
In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy’s journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from “The End of Imagination,” which begins this book, to “My Seditious Heart,” with which it ends.
The book which will be published by Hamish Hamilton consists of 1000 pages. Roy’s new book is set to hit desks by 6th June 2019