The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Chapter 4: Dr. Azad Bhartiya, Chapter 5: The Slow-Goose Chase, and Chapter 6: Some Questions for Later Summary & Analysis

Arundhati Roy
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Dr. Azad Bhartiya is the last person at Jantar Mantar to see the baby. Dr. Bhartiya sits holding a cardboard sign with information containing his address, his education, and the reason he is fasting: “against the Capitalist Empire, plus against US Capitalism, Indian and American State Terrorism/ All Kinds of Nuclear Weapons and Crime, plus against the Bad Education System/ Corruption/ Violence/ Environmental Degradation and all other evils” (130). He also sells a pamphlet explaining that he is on the twelfth year of his hunger strike and that he never finished his PhD. He questions the caste system, criticizes capitalism, and describes a recent incident involving a car that hit him – “the second assassination attempt” (135) on him, he says. Dr. Bhartiya’s pamphlet ends with a declaration that the information included is...

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