Ian Jack talks with Arundhati Roy, "India's bold and brilliant daughter."
Roy has a standard reply. 'Suppose there are 10 people in this room. Seven are starving, and one is winning medals, and two are doing OK. And I say, 'Look at these seven people who are starving,' and you say, 'Oh don't be so negative, no, things are not so bad -- look at the other three.' Really?