Arundhati Roy at the Munich – Munich Literature Festival

At the Munich Literature Festival, Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy not only talks about literature, but also calls on the world to advocate for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.

“India!” says Lukas Bärfuss, and you think you hear the exclamation mark, “India!” The eighth largest country in the world, with the second largest population, the third largest economy – “and we know nothing!” For “solid geopolitical reasons” alone, we Europeans should learn something about this country, he says. About an hour and a half later, not only the forum curator of the literature festival will notice a spinning head and “productive confusion” – after a currently charged evening that answered questions as well as raised them.

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