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"There are other worlds. Other kinds of dreams. Dreams in which failure is feasible. Honorable. Sometimes even worth striving for. Worlds in which recognition is not the only barometer of brilliance or human worth. There are plenty of warriors whom I know and love, people far more valuable than myself, who go to war each day, knowing in advance that they will fail. True, they are less “successful” in the most vulgar sense of the word, but by no means less fulfilled.
The only dream worth having is to dream that you will live while you’re alive and die only when you’re dead. (Prescience? Perhaps.)" .
Current read: The End Of Imagination brings together five of Arundhati Roy's acclaimed books of essays into one comprehensive volume for the first time.
This collection begins with her book The Cost of Living—published soon after she won the Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things—in which she forcefully condemned India’s nuclear tests and its construction of enormous dam projects that continue to displace countless people from their homes and communities. The End of Imagination also includes her nonfiction works Power Politics, War Talk, Public Power in the Age of Empire, and An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire.
I have not yet completed reading this book, but I can say it's a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 already! 🙌💗
Highly recommended! Indian readers will relate. .
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