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: 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.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781588367839
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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: en

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.

The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 508
ISBN: 9786023853823
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Release: 2018-10-08
Editor: Noura Books
Language: id

Explanation of the Book:

Pemenang Man Booker Prize One of Time’s 5 Best Book New York Times Bestseller Tidak ada yang berarti banyak. Tidak banyak yang benar-benar berarti. Hanya ada air mata di wajah Rahel dan Esthappen. Kehampaan dan keheningan menyayat batin keduanya. Dua saudara kembar itu berpelukan erat, saling menguatkan. Terlalu banyak luka yang mengungkung hidup Rahel dan Esthappen. Peristiwa masa silam berkelindan dengan apa yang mereka hadapi kini, terus saja menggoreskan pilu. Semakin pedih ketika mereka menyadari telah menjadi bagian dari Yang Mahakecil, menantang Yang Mahabesar. Novel debut Arundhati Roy ini telah lama menjadi perbincangan internasional. Sensitivitas tema di tengah kondisi sosial budaya yang kaku, membuat novel ini disanjung sekaligus dihujat. Novel ini pula yang mengantarkan Arundhati Roy sebagai pemenang Man Booker Prize 1997 dan menjadikannya sebagai salah satu penulis kenamaan dunia. Dengan diksi dan lapisan bahasa begitu indah, The God of Small Things menyuguhkan beragam gugatan sosial yang memikat. [Mizan, Noura Books, Nourabooks, Novel, Dewasa, Indonesia]

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Alex Tickell
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781134245048
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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.

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.

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: en

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.

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: en

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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: en

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 Harpercollins Flamingo Collection The god of small things

The Harpercollins Flamingo Collection  The god of small things
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0007617011
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Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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: en

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The End of Imagination

The End of Imagination
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 410
ISBN: 9781608466542
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Release: 2016-08-29
Editor: Haymarket Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Five books of essays in one volume from the Booker Prize–winner and “one of the most ambitious and divisive political essayists of her generation” (The Washington Post). With a new introduction by Arundhati Roy, this new collection begins with her pathbreaking book The Cost of Living—published soon after she won the Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things—in which she forcefully condemned India’s nuclear tests and its construction of enormous dam projects that continue to displace countless people from their homes and communities. The End of Imagination also includes her nonfiction works Power Politics, War Talk, Public Power in the Age of Empire, and An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire, which include her widely circulated and inspiring writings on the US invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, the need to confront corporate power, and the hollowing out of democratic institutions globally. Praise for Arundhati Roy “The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and recipient of the LennonOno Grant for Peace Award “Arundhati Roy combines her brilliant style as a novelist with her powerful commitment to social justice in producing these eloquent, penetrating essays.” —Howard Zinn, author of Political Awakenings and Indispensable Zinn “Arundhati Roy is incandescent in her brilliance and her fearlessness. And in these extraordinary essays—which are clarions for justice, for witness, for a true humanity—Roy is at her absolute best.” —Junot Díaz, author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao “One of the most confident and original thinkers of our time.” —Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough and The Battle For Paradise “Arundhati Roy calls for ‘factual precision’ alongside of the ‘real precision of poetry.’ Remarkably, she combines those achievements to a degree that few can hope to approach.” —Noam Chomsky, leading public intellectual and author of Hopes and Prospects “India’s most impassioned critic of globalization and American influence.” —The New York Times

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: en

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The Comics of Chris Ware

The Comics of Chris Ware
Author: David M. Ball,Martha B. Kuhlman
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9781604734423
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Release: 2010
Editor: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars about the comics of Chicago-based cartoonist Chris Ware (b. 1967). Both inside and outside academic circles, Ware's work is rapidly being distinguished as essential to the developing canon of the graphic novel. Winner of the 2001 Guardian First Book Prize for the genre-defining Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Ware has received numerous accolades from both the literary and comics establishment. This collection addresses the range of Ware's work from his earliest drawings in the 1990s in The ACME Novelty Library and his acclaimed Jimmy Corrigan, to his most recent works-in-progress, "Building Stories" and "Rusty Brown."

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: en

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."

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

The Doctor and the Saint

The Doctor and the Saint
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781608467983
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Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: Haymarket Books+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The little-known story of Gandhi’s reluctance to challenge the caste system, and the man who fought fiercely for India’s downtrodden. Democracy hasn’t eradicated caste, argues bestselling author and Booker Prize–winner Arundhati Roy—it has entrenched and modernized it. To understand caste today in India, Roy insists we must examine the influence of Gandhi in shaping what India ultimately became: independent of British rule, globally powerful, and marked to this day by the caste system. Roy states that for more than a half century, Gandhi’s pronouncements on the inherent qualities of black Africans, Dalit “untouchables,” and the laboring classes remained consistently insulting, and he also refused to allow lower castes to create their own political organizations and elect their own representatives. But there was someone else who had a larger vision of justice—a founding father of the republic and the chief architect of its constitution. In The Doctor and the Saint, Roy introduces us to this contemporary of Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, who challenged the thinking of the time and fought to promote not merely formal democracy, but liberation from the oppression, shame, and poverty imposed on millions of Indians by an archaic caste system. This is a fascinating and surprising look at two men—one of whom has become a worldwide symbol and the other of whom remains unfamiliar to most outside his native country. Praise for Arundhati Roy “Arundhati Roy is incandescent in her brilliance and her fearlessness.” —Junot Díaz “The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.” —Alice Walker

Reading Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things

Reading Arundhati Roy s The God of Small Things
Author: Carole Froude-Durix,Jean-Pierre Durix
Pages: 166
ISBN: 2905965800
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Release: 2002
Editor: Editions Universitaires de Dijon
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays studies the complex criss-crossing of time, narration, tropes and cultural references which forms the architecture of Arundhati Roy's novel The God of Small Things. Can her particular approach be called post-colonial or postmodern? Is her use of the hyperbole simply a strategy aimed at satisfying the Western taste for exoticism? Is her novel a plea for hybridity or simply a sophisticated expression of binarism? The essays in this volume bring an important contribution to the debate on the relationship between art, nation, identity and desire in a post-colonial context which is increasingly influenced by globalization.

Ministry of Utmost Happiness The

Ministry of Utmost Happiness The
Author: Arundhati Roy
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0241980763
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Release: 2018-04-30
Editor: Hamish Hamilton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to tell a shattered story? By slowly becoming everybody. No. By slowly becoming everything.' In a city graveyard, a resident unrolls a threadbare Persian carpet between two graves. On a concrete sidewalk, a baby appears quite suddenly, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. In a snowy valley, a father writes to his five-year-old daughter about the number of people that attended her funeral. And in the Jannat Guest House, two people who've known each other all their lives sleep with their arms wrapped around one another as though they have only just met. Here is a cast of unforgettable characters caught up in the tide of history. Told with a whisper, with a shout, with tears and with laughter, it is a love story and a provocation. Its heroes, present and departed, human and animal, have been broken by the world we live in and then mended by love -- and for this reason, they will never surrender.