Suzanna Arundhati Roy

suzanna arundhati roy | author of the god of small things

About Arundhati Roy:

Arundhati Roy was born in Shillong on 24 November 1961 to a Bengali father and a Syrian Christian mother. Her father was a tea plantation manager, and her mother was a social activist. At the age of 16, she left Kerala and moved to Delhi to proceed with her study in Architecture from Delhi School of Architecture.

In the year 1984, Arundhati got married, and with the support of her film making husband, she entered into the films. She acted in the movie MASSEY SAHIB which was an award-winning movie in which she played the role of a village girl. 

Electric Moon and In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones are some screenplays written by her. She also worked as a film designer.

Author Of The God Of Small Things:

Arundhati Roy is the author of the famous novel “The God Of Small Things,” which she started writing in the year 1992 and completed it in 1996. For which she received the Man Booker Prize, the novel translated into several languages, and the authority of the book was sold in different countries worldwide. The story is a semi-autobiographical about her childhood experiences of Aymanam in Kerala.

Arundhati Roy Books List:

Apart from this, some of the fictional books are also written by Arundhati Roy, which includes Power Politics, the Age Of Empire, An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, The Cost Of Living, and War Talks. Roy also displayed in the documentary “Dam/Age” an encounter against big dams in India. A television serial, “The Banyan Tree,” was also written by her.

David Barsamian released a collection of her interviews as The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile. After she put an end in writing a fictional novel, she turned herself in writing about politics highlighting the corruption of the Indian Government. ”The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness” was her second novel published by Penguin India and Hamish Hamilton.

The Algebra Of Infinite Justice:

The algebra of infinite justice is the collection of essays written by Arundhati Roy in which she discussed the various context of the world among them; one was a thermonuclear device. The book replicates several topics related to politics.

Listening To Grasshopper:

The book is the collection of uneven incidents that took place in the Indian Democracy between 2002, where Muslims killed in the Western State of Gujarat and the Mumbai Attacks in 2008. She mentioned the deprecation of religion and the rise of terrorism; the book ends with the collection of the people of Kashmir against the Indian military. In 2008 she was criticized by Salman Rushdie for linking both the incidents of Kashmir and Mumbai together.

Information About Arundhati Roy:

In 2010, she was charged sedition by the Delhi police for her statement about the Kashmir controversy. She also criticized the anti-corruption campaign of Anna Hazare in the year 2011. The Pachmarhi Special Area Development Authority ordered a “Stop Building” notice to Arundhati Roy for building a house in the protected area of Pachmarhi. Under section 16 of the state town and country planning act 1973, the SADA notify that the use of land of Pachmarhi and its neighboring areas had frozen.

Other than the Booker Prize, Arundhati Roy has a list of achievements that includes The Lannan Foundation’s Cultural Freedom Award for her work towards civil societies. In San Francisco, she awarded as Special Recognition as the Women of peace. 

Arundhati Roy Achievements :

Roy won the Sydney Peace Prize for her involvement in social campaigns.

For her writings, she honored with Norman Mailer Prize. The Government of India awarded her with the Sahitya Akademi Award for her collection of essays in “The Algebra of Infinite Justice,” but she declined to accept it.