The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780307374677
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Release: 2011-07-27
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781588367839
Available:
Release: 2008-12-16
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated. Praise for The God of Small Things “Dazzling . . . as subtle as it is powerful.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[The God of Small Things] offers such magic, mystery, and sadness that, literally, this reader turned the last page and decided to reread it. Immediately. It’s that haunting.”—USA Today “The quality of Ms. Roy’s narration is so extraordinary—at once so morally strenuous and so imaginatively supple—that the reader remains enthralled all the way through.”—The New York Times Book Review “A novel of real ambition must invent its own language, and this one does.”—John Updike, The New Yorker “Outstanding. A glowing first novel.”—Newsweek “Splendid and stunning.”—The Washington Post Book World

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 339
ISBN: 014302857X
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Release: 2002
Editor: Penguin Books India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

International No 1 Bestseller. Winner Of The 1997 Booker Prize &Nbsp;

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Julie Mullaney
Pages: 93
ISBN: 0826453279
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Release: 2002-03-30
Editor: A&C Black
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is part of a new series of guides to contemporary novels. The aim of the series is to give readers accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years - from ‘The Remains of the Day' to ‘White Teeth'. A team of contemporary fiction scholars from both sides of the Atlantic has been assembled to provide a thorough and readable analysis of each of the novels in question.

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Alex Tickell
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781134245031
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Release: 2007-05-07
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things (1997) rapidly became an international bestseller, winning the Booker Prize and creating a new space for Indian literature and culture within the arts, even as it courted controversy and divided critical opinion. This guide to Roy’s ground-breaking novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The God of Small Things a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays by Padmini Mongia, Aijaz Ahmad, Brinda Bose, Anna Clarke, Émilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas and Alex Tickell on The God of Small Things, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The God of Small Things and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Roy's text.

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Amar Nath Prasad
Pages: 278
ISBN: 817625522X
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Release: 2004
Editor: Sarup & Sons
Language: un

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Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Alex Tickell
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781134245048
Available:
Release: 2007-05-07
Editor: Routledge
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

On publication Arundhati Roy's first novel The God of Small Things (1997) rapidly became an international bestseller, winning the Booker Prize and creating a new space for Indian literature and culture within the arts, even as it courted controversy and divided critical opinion. This guide to Roy’s ground-breaking novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of The God of Small Things a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays by Padmini Mongia, Aijaz Ahmad, Brinda Bose, Anna Clarke, Émilienne Baneth-Nouailhetas and Alex Tickell on The God of Small Things, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of The God of Small Things and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Roy's text.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: K. V. Surendran
Pages: 253
ISBN: 8171568874
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Release: 2000
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The God Of Small Things : A Saga Of Lost Dreams Is An Attempt To Make An In-Depth Study Of Arundhati Roy S Epoch Making Novel Which Has Brought Laurels To Her And The Country At Large. To Begin With, An Effort Is Made To Have A Close Look At The Main Theme Of The Novel. This Is Followed By An Analysis Of The Main Characters Who Have Their Own Story To Tell. The Novel Is Also Considered As A Critique Of The Contemporary Society. Essays On The Structure Of The Novel And The Narrative Technique Adopted Follow And The Significance Of The Title Is Also Discussed In A Separate Chapter. The Epilogue Considers The Autobiographical Elements In The Novel. The Title Of The Book Becomes Significant As All The Characters, Both Major And Minor Have Shattered Dreams. Even Ayemenem And Ayemenem House Have Lost Their Old Glory And In A Certain Sense Have Lost Their Dreams. Rev. John Ipe S Father Is The Oldest Member Of The Ayemenem Family Who Makes His Appearance In The Novel. Then We Have John Ipe Himself And His Wife Aleyooty Ammachi Both Disappointed For One Reason Or The Other. Baby Kochamma, Pappachi, Mammachi, Chacko, Margaret Kochamma, Ammu, Estha, Rahel, Sophie Mol, Velutha, Vellya Paapen Have All A Similar Kind Of Existence In The Novel. The Book, It Is Hoped, Will Be Of Immense Help To The Students Who Pursue Research On Roy And, Of Course, To The Academic Community At Large.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Amitabh Roy
Pages: 152
ISBN: 8126904097
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Release: 2005
Editor: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The God Of Small Things, The International Best Seller By Arundhati Roy, Has Raised Numerous Questions. Is It A Piece Of Anti-Communist Propaganda? Does It Distort Social Reality? Is It A Cheap Imitation Of The Western Fashion In Novel? Does It Offer Nothing But Play With Words? The Present Book Examines The Novel Sociologically And Answers All These Questions Well.The Book Also Shows That The Novelist Cares For The Neglected In The Society Like Women, Children And Dalits And Even The Environment. She Conveys Messages So Relevant To Our Society And Our Age.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735234352
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Release: 2017-06-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a dazzling new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things. It takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Dehli and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope. The tale begins with Anjum—who used to be Aftab—unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her—including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo's landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi. As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these richly complex lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and can be. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts.

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said
Author: Arundhati Roy,John Cusack
Pages: 119
ISBN: 9788193284100
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Release: 2016
Editor: Juggernaut Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the winter of 2014, Arundhati Roy and actor John Cusack met Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg, the Snowden of the 1960s. Their conversations touched on some of the great themes of our times Ð the nature of the state, surveillance in an era of perpetual war, and the meaning of patriotism

Public Power in the Age of Empire

Public Power in the Age of Empire
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781609802943
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Release: 2011-01-04
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her major address to the 99th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 16, 2004, "Public Power in the Age of Empire," broadcast nationally on C-Span Book TV and on Democracy Now! and Alternative Radio, writer Arundhati Roy brilliantly examines the limits to democracy in the world today. Bringing the same care to her prose that she brought to her Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, Roy discusses the need for social movements to contest the occupation of Iraq and the reduction of "democracy" to elections with no meaningful alternatives allowed. She explores the dangers of the "NGO-ization of resistance," shows how governments that block nonviolent dissent in fact encourage terrorism, and examines the role of the corporate media in marginalizing oppositional voices.

Explorations

Explorations
Author: Indira Bhatt,Indira Nityanandam
Pages: 190
ISBN: UOM:39015050115453
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Release: 1999
Editor: Creative Book Company (New Delhi)
Language: un

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The Cost of Living

The Cost of Living
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780307367129
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Release: 2010-12-10
Editor: Vintage Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of The God of Small Things comes a scathing and passionate indictment of big government's disregard for the individual. In her Booker Prize-winning novel, The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy turned a compassionate but unrelenting eye on one family in India. Now she lavishes the same acrobatic language and fierce humanity on the future of her beloved country. In this spirited polemic, Roy dares to take on two of the great illusions of India's progress: the massive dam projects that were supposed to haul this sprawling subcontinent into the modern age--but which instead have displaced untold millions--and the detonation of India's first nuclear bomb, with all its attendant Faustian bargains. Merging her inimitable voice with a great moral outrage and imaginative sweep, Roy peels away the mask of democracy and prosperity to show the true costs hidden beneath. For those who have been mesmerized by her vision of India, here is a sketch, traced in fire, of its topsy-turvy society, where the lives of the many are sacrificed for the comforts of the few. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: R. S. Sharma,Shashi Bala Talwar
Pages: 123
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119823115
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Release: 1998
Editor: Creative Book Company (New Delhi)
Language: un

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Transnational Women s Fiction

Transnational Women s Fiction
Author: S. Strehle
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9780230583863
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Release: 2008-04-01
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This study argues that the private homes in transnational women's fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and exclusions.

Dalit Literatures in India

Dalit Literatures in India
Author: Joshil K. Abraham,Judith Misrahi-Barak
Pages: 366
ISBN: 9781317408796
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Release: 2015-07-24
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book breaks new ground in the study of Dalit Literature, including in its corpus, a range of genres such as novels, autobiographies, pamphlets, poetry, short stories as well as graphic novels. With contributions from major scholars in the field, it critically examines Dalit literary theory and initiates a dialogue between Dalit writing and Western literary theory.

Walking with Comrades

Walking with Comrades
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9788184755893
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Release: 2011-05-15
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘The terse, typewritten note slipped under my door in a sealed envelope confirmed my appointment with “India’s single biggest internal security challenge”. I’d been waiting for months to hear from them...’ In early 2010, Arundhati Roy travelled into the forests of Central India, homeland to millions of indigenous people, dreamland to some of the world’s biggest mining corporations. The result is this powerful and unprecedented report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.

Social Realism in Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Social Realism in Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Madhumita Das
Pages: 108
ISBN: 3846517771
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Release: 2012
Editor: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Arundhati Roy's "the God of Small Things' has widely been hailed as the finest, the most bold and artistically adventurous novel to appear in recent years in Indian English. It is vibrant with a rebellious spirit which seeks to break away from the conventional paradigms in its selection of a challenging theme and narrative modes. By highlighting the age-old anguishes of the untouchable represented here in Velutha, the helpless women in a middle class traditional family, Ammu and her daughter Rahel, Arundhati Roy critiques the deep-rooted social conventions of exploitation of those living on the margin. In order to unravel the deep scars, inner turmoil, painful tensions and agonies of those helplessly trapped and hunted, the novelist projects the hard social realism of our post-modern time with all her artistic talent as a creative writer and with all her committed vision as a social activist.

Globalization Colonialism in Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Globalization   Colonialism in Arundhati Roy s  The God of Small Things
Author: Katja Losensky
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9783640357451
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Release: 2009-06
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Examination Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin, course: Cross-cultural representations of India, language: English, abstract: In this essay I want to show how globalization and colonialism are phenomenons which cannot be looked at separately when speaking about Indias history and present. Roys book does not only reveal the impact of globalization and colonialism on India and its people but the interconnection between these processes. I will give examples of how globalization and colonialism are linked and how that is shown in Arudhati Roys novel "The God of Small Things" (1997). This is a semi-autobiographical book which includes examples that draw the authors politial beliefs and understanding of how India has been shaped and is still shaped by globalism and colonialist policies. (Roy: "Is globalisation (sic) about the eradication of world poverty or is it a mutant variety of colonialism, remote controlled and digitally operated?" For this I will look at Indias economy, Indias role as an exotic Other and the novels own position within the global market of literature, the Indian Diaspora, examples for othering, self-othering and inbetweennes, at how and why caste and colonialist ideals still have major impacts on the construction of identity in times of globalization. I cannot give a profound analysis of Indias colonial history and position within the context of globalism, but it will provide backround information and an insight into selected issues that have shaped and still shape India and the Indian society. The major aim of this essay is to show that "Indias colonial histories cannot be ignored."