Anniina's Arundhati Roy Page

Arundhati Roy was born in 1961 in Bengal, India, and grew up in Kerala. She got her degree in architecture from the Delhi School of Architecture, but became a screenwriter instead, writing scripts for movies and television in India. She lives in Delhi with her husband, film-maker Pradeep Kishen.

     Her first novel, The God of Small Things (1997), won the prestigious Booker Prize and became an international best-seller. The book, which took Roy five years to write, is not strictly autobiographical, but she says “the sadness of the book” *   has stayed with her, and that she may never write another novel.

[Photo Pradip Kishen]     

*Arundhati Roy - Jon Simmons
*Arundhati Roy: India's Instant Celebrity - Shivani Sethi, INDOlink
*Profile of Arundhati Roy - Vir Sanghvi, The Rediff Special

*An unsuitable girl - Maya Jaggi, Mail & Guardian [8.97]
*Arundhati Roy - Claire Scobie, INDIA50
*Interview with Arundhati Roy - KON, WordsWorth [6.97]

Other Arundhati Roy Sites
*SAWNET: Arundhati Roy - UMD
*Arundhati Roy - Jon Simmons

The God of Small Things
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*Review - Michiko Kakutani, NY Times
*Review - Alice Truax, NY Times Book Review
*Review - Manorama Mathai, IndiaStar
*Review - Indu Saraiya, Indiaworld
*Article - Time [4.97]
*Study Guide - Paul Brians
*Study Guide - Tony Watkins
*Study Guide - R. A. Bolton
*Caste and "The God of Small Things" - Allison Elliott
*Roy on Writing "The God of Small Things" - Jon Simmons


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