Field Notes on Democracy - “Baby Bush, Go Home” and “Animal Farm II” Summary & Analysis

Arundhati Roy
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In “Baby Bush, Go Home,” Roy responds to the impending arrival of George W. Bush in Delhi. Bush is set to speak at the Purana Qila fort, where there is also an animal zoo. She mentions that Bush will be taken to place flowers on Gandhi’s memorial and that millions of Indians “would prefer that he didn’t” (119). While they cannot stop Bush’s visit, they can protest it.

In “Animal Farm II,” Roy continues to explore her thoughts on Bush’s visit to India. “Animal Farm II” is structured as a play, and was performed at New Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University in 2006. The play is set at the Purana Qila fort. George Bush addresses a group of caged politicians, industrialists and film stars. The fictional George Bush announces that “Innia’s my favorite democracy...

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