Shiva chronicles the internal battles of a nation that is both the world's largest democracy and a leading nuclear power. She describes a society where traditional cultures collide with the new economy of globalization and charts the course of India's war of fundamentalisms in the age of terror. From the IT centers of Bangalore to the villages of Uttar Pradesh, from the massacre at Gujarat and the popular emergence of Hinduvata's narrow communalism to the decades-old battle for Kashmir, Shiva reveals a convergence of globalization and terrorism. Looking to the plights of India's Dalit communities and millions of poor subsistence farmers impoverished or displaced by biotechnology, seed patents, and the spate of mega-dam projects, Shiva argues that these silent killers form a local terror unmatched in devastation.
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