Arundhati Roy (full name Suzanna Arundhati Roy) was born in 1961 and grew up in Ayemenem in the state of Kerala, India. She is an author, actress, and political activist who was best known for the award-winning novel The God of Small Things (1997) and for her involvement in environmental and human rights causes. Her environmental and human right causes have often put her at odds with Indian legal authorities and the country's middle-class establishment.
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Online Study Notes
- ‘Arundhati Roy: this discomforting princess-seer of a divided India’, This Week, Issue 104, pg 40, 19th November 2010.
This is an abridged version of an essay by Shona Chaudhury, first published in The New Internationalist.
- Enough Rope with Andrew Denton - Interview with Arundhati Roy [digital movie]
- eLibrary - General author/title search
Capitalism: a ghost story
- Lezard, Nicholas, 2015, 'Capitalism: a ghost story by Arundhati Roy - excess and corruption laid bare, The Guardian, 30 September
The God of Small things
- Traux, Alice, 1997, 'A Silver thimble in her fist', The New York Times: books, 25 May
The Ministry of utmost happiness
- Acocella, Joan, 2017, 'Arundhati Roy returns to fiction, in a fury', The New Yorker, June 5 & 12.
- Clark, Alex, 2017, 'The Ministry of utmost happiness', The Guardian, June 11
Aitkenhead, Decca, 2017, '"Fiction takes its time": Arundhati Roy on why it took 20 years to write her second novel', The Guardian, May 27.
Aokan, Ratik, 2017, 'The air we breathe, a conversation with Arundhati Roy: the writer discusses her new novel, love, justice and Indian politics, The Nation, July 17
- Jack, Ian, 2011, ''Arundhati Roy: India's bold and brilliant daughter', The Guardian, 29 January
- Nichols, Claire, 2018 'Politics and prose with Man Booker winner Arundhati Roy', RN : The Hub on Books, July 3, mp3 [18:33]
- Man Booker Prize (1997) awarded for the novel The God of Small things
- Sydney Peace Prize 2004: Arundhati Roy was recognized for her courage in campaigns for human rights and for her advocacy of non-violence, as expressed in her demands for justice for the poor, for the victims of communal violence, for the millions displaced by the Narmada dam projects and by her opposition to nuclear weapons. You are able to download her Sydney Peace Prize lecture Peace: the new corporate liberation theology