Arundhati Roy, an Indian Author

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Arundhati Roy, an Indian Author and Political Activist. She best known for her novel The God of Small Things.


He was born on 24 November 1961, Meghalaya, India. Her father Ranjit Roy was a tea planter, and his mother Mary Roy was a women’s rights activist from Kerala. She did her schooling at Corpus Christi, Kottayam. After her school education, she studied architecture at Delhi’s School of Planning and Architecture, where she met Gerard da Cunha. In 1978, they married and lived together in Delhi and after some year, they moved to Goa, later they divorced in 1982.

Roy returned to Delhi, where she obtained a position with the National Institute of Urban Affairs. In 1984, she met Pradip Krishen an independent filmmaker. Who offered her to play the role of a village girl in the critically acclaimed film, ‘Massey Sahib’, later they married that year? She continued her film career several years, and she wrote screenplyes for ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones’ and ‘Electric Moon’, both directed by Krishen.

In 1992, She wrote her first Novel, The God of Small Things, it won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and has sold over six million copies worldwide, the book is semi-autobiographical.

She is also the author of several non-fiction books, including: The Cost of Living in 1999, Power Politics in 2001, and The Algebra of Infinite Justice, a collection of journalism, in 2004, Listening to Grasshoppers: Field Notes on Democracy Field Notes on Democracy in 2009.


In 1997, she awarded Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things, in 2004, she awarded the Sydney Peace Prize, in 2006, she received Sahitya Akademi Award. In 2003, she awarded the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom.