“Fascism, Fiction, and Freedom in the Time of the Virus” – Arundhati ROY

Religious Nationalism, Dissent, and the Battle Between Myth and History. The seventh annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights, presented at the LBJ Auditorium on The University of Texas at Austin campus. The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center hosted the lecture in partnership with the Rothko Chapel and it was co-sponsored by the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin on April 20, 2022.
For more information on the event, visit https://law.utexas.edu/humanrights/ev….

Arundhati Roy used the occasion to deliver a new piece, “Religious Nationalism, Dissent, and the Battle Between Myth and History,” which has now been published on Literary Hub (https://lithub.com/arundhati-roy-on-r…).

After the lecture, Roy engaged in conversation with LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Raj Patel, in which she read passages from a number of her works and answered audience questions.  For more information on the lecture series and recordings of previous lectures, visit https://law.utexas.edu/farenthold/abo….


Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the best-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.

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