By Arundhati Roy
First released in 2001, this booklet brings jointly all of Arundhati Roy's political writings to date. This revised paperback variation comprises new essays, written in early 2002: 'Democracy: who is She while She's now not at Home', which examines the terrible communal violence in Gujarat, and 'War speak: summer time video games with Nuclear Bombs', concerning the danger of nuclear battle within the Subcontinent
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I fear that Tibetan troops and cavalry will certainly come in pursuit. " The king of my kingdom, hearing the Kasmiri king's plans, was very pleased. H e sent an envoy acknowledging the Kasmiri kingf's request]. The king [of Zabulistan] has [now] sent me to [the Chinese] court to seek [Your] consent. Emperor Xuanzong is noted to have consented to the request and presented a reward of about hundred bolts of silk to the envoy from Zabulistan. T h e Kasmiri king mentioned i n the envoy's report was proba bly Tarapida Udayaditya (r.
Indeed, the two Chinese victories i n Little Palur demonstrate the efficacy of the diplomatic ties between the Tang court and the Indo-Turkic kingdoms south of the Hindukush ranges. First the defeat of Tang forces against the Arabs on the Talas River i n 751 and then the A n Lushan rebellion of 756, however, led to the rapid decline of Tang influence i n the Hindukush-Pamir region. While the loss at the Talas River resulted i n the expansion of Arab power deeper into Central Asia, the outcome of Sogdian gen eral A n Lushan's revolt was so debilitating for the Tang dynasty that it never regained its previous military status.
Although it can be discerned that Harsa died sometime between 646, when a second Tang embassy had departed from Kanauj, and early 648, when the third Chinese mission arrived i n Middle India, a number of important issues have remained inconclusive. W h o was Arunasa? D i d he really usurp Harsa's throne? A n d finally, what pro voked Arunasa to attack the Tang embassy? Given the exaggerated Chinese accounts on the episode and the absence of Indian records, we can only guess what events may actually have transpired.
Algebra of Infinite Justice by Arundhati Roy