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Literary canary Roy whistles upon her country's coalmineShe may have returned to publishing fiction after a two-decade hiatus, but Indian writer Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed". Roy has spent much of the year publicizing her new novel – "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" – a sprawling and lavish tale published in June.It is a criticism Roy partially accepts, but brushes off.Politics comes fairly easily to Roy, but fiction less so.Roy says under the stewardship of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is at its most polarized place in years.Critics of Roy's essays say they can be hysterical and narcissistic, but Roy is unrepentant, seeing herself as a much needed canary in the coal mine.
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