Arundhati Roy

Born24 november ,1961 (62 years)
Shillong , India
ParentsMary Roy, Ranjit Roy
Alma materPallikoodam School
School of Planning and Architecture
The Lawrence School
OccupationAuthor, Novelist , screenwriter , poet , Actor and Activist and Essayist
GenreFiction and Non Fiction
Years active1997–Present
Notable worksThe God of Small Things
The Cost of Living
War Talk
The Algebra Of Infinite Justice Capitalism- A Ghost Story
SpousePradip Krishen(m. 1984)
Gerard Do Cunha (m. 1977–1981)
Children2 ( stepdaughters named Mithva Krishen and Pia Krishen)

Introduction – About Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Rоу is an Indian author, essayist as well as activist, she was born in 1961 November 24 in Shillong India.  her full name is Suzanne Arundhati Roy She gained recognition from her debut book “The God of small things” it was published in 1997.  After publishing this book, as things go, she won the booker prize for fiction in 1997, also in the same year her first Book became best-selling book by a non-expatriate’s Indian author.

“The God of Small things” The Body of Book consists about family, love, social discrimination & also the consequences of Breaking Societal norms, not only this, but this Book consist lot of Complexities like non-linear narrative, multiple perspective, language and linguistic Diversity, Social& political commentary and Symbolism – Imagery etc. Apart from that she is also a political activist involved in human rights as well as environmental Causes.

Education and Early Childhood

Because her father was a government official, she spent her yearly years moving around the nation. Before moving to new Delhi, she had attended school in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, she had also studied fine arts at Delhi university. Her mother’s name was Mary Roy. She started her career as working in television and movies, she had also written screen plays for “in which Annie gives it those ones” in (1989) it was written on the basis of her past experiences as architecture student. Basically, she started writing in 1990s.

Career as Author and Journey of Arundhati Roy

She started for wat her career as working. television & TV shows, she had also written Screen plays, she had also got an award as National film award for Best Screen plays in 1988. For her first Book “The god of small & things” turned her small works into a huge success. Because of this book she gained a lot of recognition.

After that she had written many books, essays, articles, and even non-fictional novels, television serials, and also the documentaries. She is not only recognised in India; she is recognised crossing the borders to. She had received the life-time achievement award at the 45 European essay prizes for the French translation for her book “azadi”.

Apart from her writing career she had also participated in political-social issues. She had also participated in rallies to support Kashmir get separated from India. Because of that she was also criticized by Indian national congress and also by Bhartiya Janta party for her remarks.

She had also contributed in sardar Sarovar project with the activist Medha Patkar. she had also raised many questions for 2001 parliament attack. She had also put many views on former prime minister of India “Narendra Modi” as being a tragedy. She had also “slammed Modi ji for handling the pandemic”

Arundhati Roy’s Noteworthy Awards and Accolades

She had won many awards and accolades which clearly shows how amazing and realistic her work is.

  • Sydney Peace Prize (2004) for her fearless advocacy of human rights, social justice, and environmental causes.
  • Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize (2002) for her contributions to cultural freedom and social activism.
  • Norman Mailer Prize (2011) for Distinguished Writing.
  • National Film Award for Best Screenplay (1989) for the screenplay of the movie “In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones.”
  • Man, Booker Prize (1997) for her debut novel “The God of Small Things.”

Personal Life and Interests – Arundhati Roy

Her writing, which stands out for its evocative style and insightful treatment of social and political themes, is proof of Roy’s literary prowess. Outside of her creative activities, she is a committed activist who is actively involved in social justice campaigns for human rights, environmental protection, and anti-globalization.

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Her everyday activities are dominated by writing, activism, and Roy’s dedication to amplifying the voices of underprivileged communities. Her varied interests and dedication to social justice have solidified her status as a compelling and prominent figure in both literary and activist communities.

She got married in 1976 to Pradip Krishen.

Famous Books and Work Till Now of Arundhati Roy

1. “The God of Small Things” in (1997) – 

debut novel that won the Man Booker Prize.

2. “The End of Imagination” in (1998) – 

A collection of essays on issues like globalization, nuclear testing, and political dissent.

3. “The Algebra of Infinite Justice” in (2002) –

 A collection of essays on various social and political topics.

4. “War Talk” in (2003) –

 A collection of essays examining the impact of war and violence on people and societies.

5. “An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire” in (2004) – 

A collection of essays critiquing imperialism and globalization.

6. “The Check book and the Cruise Missile” in (2004) –

 A collection of essays covering topics like nationalism, democracy, and the impact of multinational corporations.

7. “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” (2017) –

 Her second novel, published two decades after her debut, exploring themes of identity, politics, and also the human condition.

Aishwarya Gurg

I am an avid reader, content creator and writer and a mother. I am an MBA by profession with 5 years of corporate experience. I have travelled extensively across the nation and abroad, which has given me a wider perspective about life. I believe in equal opportunities and inclusivity. I have lived by the mantra of less judging and more uplifting each other for a better tomorrow.

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