A Feast of Vultures: The Hidden Business of Democracy in India by Josy Joseph is worth a read for any Indian who becomes uneasy on hearing about the scams, scandals and stories of corruption being reported. However, these stories often get suppressed. The book is a tour de force through the heart of modern India, weaving together the daily struggles of its poorest, with the shenanigans of its rich. A Feast of Vultures clinically examines and irrefutably documents the crisis gripping the world’s largest democracy.
The Kochi Post interviewed Mr. Joseph to know more about his book. Explaining his urge to write such a book, he said that his frustration and helplessness on reporting and writing about a scandal, no matter how much impact it will have on society, has made him write this book. He says that the book is an uncensored version of some of the major shortfalls that happened in our country due to corruption and that he has not deleted or changed any names involved in the same. Mr. Joseph, who is an investigative journalist, hails from Cherthala and is presently working as the National Security Editor for The Hindu and has also worked for other prominent news organisations.
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