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Following the airing of the documentary Crude on the History Channel recently and its release on DVD, Shah is appearing across America to discuss the politics of oil.

buy canada goose jacket cheap The History Channel documentary is partly based on her 2004 book Crude: The Story of Oil. Shah is best known for The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World’s Poorest Patients. buy canada goose jacket cheap

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A former writing fellow of The Nation Institute and the Puffin Foundation, Shah will have her new book on malaria published by the canada goose outlet near me distinguished independent firm Farrar, Straus Giroux.

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“Newborn babies,” Sonia Shah observed, “slide from their mothers into petro plastic gloved hands, are swaddled in petro polyester blankets, and are hurried off to canada goose outlet factory be warmed by oil burning heaters.” The modern world is drenched in oil, she says.

cheap Canada Goose “A few years ago, a documentary film maker from the ABC in Sydney (the Australian public television network) spent a day with me in Boston, talking about oil politics,” she wrote in her journal. cheap Canada Goose

“His film, which he dubbed Crude (after kindly discussing it with me), came out in Australia a few years ago, and won a slew of awards. canada goose outlet store calgary It has some amazing footage in it, the least of which are some clips from https://www.canada-gooseoutlets.ca that day in Boston with me. (A film crew followed me around at the grocery store while I pretended to shop. Slightly embarrassing),” Shah said.

Shah, daughter of immigrant physicians, has written for The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, New Scientist, The Nation and elsewhere.

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“Consider the commotion if AIDS babies in Europe were to die while being administered placebos rather than potentially life saving drugs. These scandals did happen just elsewhere,” he added.

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“I have personally benefited from modern medicine,” Shah had said in an interview canada goose outlet belgium with rediff India Abroad canada goose uk site when the book was published.

“But when I slowly came to know the harm that is done by pharmaceutical companies, I could not remain silent. But I also wanted to make sure that my research was thorough. I did not want to sound like a shrill politician,” Shah said.

Shah, born in 1969 in New York City, shuttled between north eastern US and Mumbai and Bangalore in India.

“My working class family lived in Mumbai but also in canada goose outlet store toronto Coimbatore and Bangalore,” she said, and added, “and that is how I began to develop a life long interest in inequality between and within societies.”

Shah, who has a BA in journalism, philosophy, and neuroscience from Oberlin College, lives near Boston with molecular ecologist Mark Bulmer and their two sons Zakir and Kush.

Her visits to India are vivid in her mind. “From my grandmother’s second floor back porch in dusty Coimbatore, I could see the villagers squatting on the crest of the hill, their naked bums neatly lined in a row for the daily purge,” she writes on her Web site.

“At age seven, this was a mesmerising sight. I gained a reputation for dreaminess, for nobody knew what I was really looking at, resting my head on my arms and staring off into the distance for hours at a time. Up north, at my mother’s tenement flat in Mumbai, there were toilets to use, but these were located at the end of the open air hallway, next to the wet, reeking terrace where the building’s servants sloshed water on dal spattered steel plates.

The doors to the stalls were covered in a living carpet of brown and green. I avoided them as canada goose outlet toronto location much as possible, resulting in daily stomach aches, to be soothed with neem oil. To indulge me, I was sometimes allowed to shit on newspapers in the bedroom, which were then wrapped up and tossed out the window into the alley.

People I knew slept in the alley. I had stumbled across a child down there, once. The bottom half of his leg was greyed and pimpled, bloated into a fat cylinder by filarial worms. His toenails stuck out from under the heavy folds and flaps, tiny shards.

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