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Arundhati Roy - Author

About the Author

Arundhati Roy is an award-winning filmmaker and a trained architect. In 1997 she won the Booker Prize for 'The God of Small Things'. She lives in New Delhi.

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The God of Small Things

The God of Small Things

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Author: Arundhati Roy Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/1998

'They all broke the rules. They all crossed into forbidden territory. They all tampered with the laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.' This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother's factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt). Arundhati Roy's Booker Prize-winning novel was the literary sensation of the 1990s: a story anchored to anguish but fuelled by wit and magic.

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Other books by Arundhati Roy

AZADI Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.

AZADI Freedom. Fascism. Fiction.

Author: Arundhati Roy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The perfect gift for the activists, rebels and freedom fighters in your life... FROM THE BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF MY SEDITIOUS HEART AND THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS, A NEW AND PRESSING DISPATCH FROM THE HEART OF THE CROWD AND THE SOLITUDE OF A WRITER'S DESK The chant of 'Azadi!' - Urdu for 'Freedom!' - is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kashmir against what Kashmiris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically, it also became the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu Nationalism. Even as Arundhati Roy began to ask what lay between these two calls for Freedom - a chasm or a bridge? - the streets fell silent. Not only in India, but all over the world. The Coronavirus brought with it another, more terrible understanding of Azadi, making a nonsense of international borders, incarcerating whole populations, and bringing the modern world to a halt like nothing else ever could. In this series of electrifying essays, Arundhati Roy challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. The essays include meditations on language, public as well as private, and on the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times. The pandemic, she says, is a portal between one world and another. For all the illness and devastation it has left in its wake, it is an invitation to the human race, an opportunity, to imagine another world.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Author: Arundhati Roy Format: Undefined Release Date: 20/01/2020

My Seditious Heart

My Seditious Heart

Author: Arundhati Roy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Twenty years, a thousand pages, and now a single beautiful edition of Arundhati Roy's complete non-fiction. 'Arundhati Roy is one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time' Naomi Klein 'The world has never had to face such global confusion. Only in facing it can we make sense of what we have to do. And this is precisely what Arundhati Roy does. She makes sense of what we have to do. Thereby offering an example. An example of what? Of being fully alive in our world, such as it is, and of getting close to and listening to those for whom this world has become intolerable' John Berger '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 'Unflinching emotional as well as political intelligence... Lucid and probing insights on a range of matters, from crony capitalism and environmental depredation to the perils of nationalism and, in her most recent work, the insidiousness of the Hindu caste system. In an age of intellectual logrolling and mass-manufactured infotainment, she continues to offer bracing ways of seeing, thinking and feeling' TIME magazine My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, these essays trace her twenty year journey from the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things to the extraordinary The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: a journey marked by compassion, clarity and courage. Radical and readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites. In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy's journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from 'The End of Imagination', which begins this book, to 'My Seditious Heart', with which it ends.

Espectros del capitalismo

Espectros del capitalismo

Author: Arundhati Roy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 27/08/2018

La India es un pais de mil doscientos millones de personas y es la "e;democracia"e; mas grande del mundo, con mas de 800 millones de votantes. Pero las 100 personas mas ricas del pais poseen activos que equivalen a una cuarta parte del Producto Interior Bruto. El resto de la poblacion son fantasmas en un sistema mas alla de su control. Millones de personas viven con menos de dos dolares al dia. Cientos de miles de agricultores se suicidan cada ano incapaces de hacer frente a sus deudas. Los dalits son expulsados de sus aldeas porque los propietarios, que les arrebataron sus tierras por no tener escrituras de propiedad, quieren dedicar la tierra a la agroindustria. Estos son solo algunos ejemplos de los "e;brotes verdes"e; de una economia que ha corrompido a la India contemporanea. Arundhati Roy examina el lado oscuro de la democracia y muestra cmo las exigencias del capitalismo globalizado han sometido a miles de millones de personas al racismo y a la explotacin. La autora expone cmo las megacorporaciones han desposedo de recursos naturales al pas y han sido capaces de influir a travs del Gobierno en todas las partes del pas, utilizando habitualmente al ejrcito y su fuerza bruta con fines lucrativos, as como a una amplia gama de ONG y fundaciones, para decidir la formulacin de polticas en la India.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Author: Arundhati Roy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

FROM THE BOOKER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS LONGLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NOMINATED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR FICTION LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE 2018 THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE and THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke...' So begins The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Arundhati Roy's incredible follow-up to The God of Small Things. We meet Anjum, who used to be Aftab, who runs a guest-house in an Old Delhi graveyard and gathers around her the lost, the broken and the cast out. We meet Tilo, an architect, who although she is loved by three men, lives in a 'country of her own skin' . When Tilo claims an abandoned baby as her own, her destiny and that of Anjum become entangled as a tale that sweeps across the years and a teeming continent takes flight... 'A sprawling kaleidoscopic fable' Guardian, Books of the Year 'Roy's second novel proves as remarkable as her first' Financial Times 'A great tempest of a novel... which will leave you awed by the heat of its anger and the depth of its compassion' Washington Post

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said

Author: Arundhati Roy, John Cusack Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

In this rich dialogue on surveillance, empire, and power, Roy and Cusack describe meeting with National Security Agency whistleblower Ed Snowden.In late 2014, Arundhati Roy, John Cusack, and Daniel Ellsberg traveled to Moscow to meet with Edward Snowden. The result is a series of essays and dialogues in which Roy and Cusack reflect on their conversations with Snowden.In these provocative and penetrating discussions, Roy and Cusack discuss the nature of the state, empire, and surveillance in an era of perpetual war, the meaning of flags and patriotism, the role of foundations and NGOs in limiting dissent, and the ways in which capital but not people can freely cross borders.

Das Ministerium des auersten Glucks

Das Ministerium des auersten Glucks

Author: Arundhati Roy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 10/08/2017

Arundhati Roy, die Autorin des Weltbestsellers "e;Der Gott der kleinen Dinge"e;, kehrt zuruck! Ihr lange herbeigesehnter Roman "e;Das Ministerium des auersten Glucks"e; fuhrt uns an den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort, um das Gluck zu finden. Eine Reihe ausgestoener Helden ist hier mit ihrem Schicksal konfrontiert, aber sie finden eine Gemeinschaft, sie bilden eine Familie der besonderen Art. Auf einem Friedhof in der Altstadt von Delhi wird ein handgeknupfter Teppich ausgerollt. Auf einem Burgersteig taucht unverhofft ein Baby auf. In einem verschneiten Tal schreibt ein Vater einen Brief an seine dreijahrige Tochter uber die vielen Menschen, die zu ihrer Beerdigung kamen. In einem Zimmer im ersten Stock liest eine einsame Frau die Notizbucher ihres Geliebten. Im Jannat Guest House umarmen sich im Schlaf fest zwei Menschen, als hatten sie sich eben erst getroffen - dabei kennen sie einander schon ein Leben lang. Voller Inspiration, Gefuhl und Uberraschungen beweist der Roman auf jeder Seite Arundhati Roys Kunst. Erzahlt mit einem Flustern, einem Schrei, mit Freudentranen und manchmal mit einem bitteren Lachen ist dieser Roman zugleich Liebeserklarung wie Provokation: eine Hymne auf das Leben.

Der Gott der kleinen Dinge

Der Gott der kleinen Dinge

Author: Arundhati Roy Illustrator: 0 Format: eBook Release Date: 27/07/2017

In ihrem Bestsellerroman Der Gott der kleinen Dinge erzahlt Arundhati Roy die schillernde Geschichte einer Familie, die an einer verbotenen Liebe zerbricht. Als die 31-jahrige Rahel nach vielen Jahren zuruckkehrt in ihr Heimatdorf im sudindischen Kerala, ist nichts mehr, wie es einst war. Die Konservenfabrik der Familie verfallen, die geliebte Mutter tot, der Zwillingsbruder verstummt. Zuruckgeblieben sind nur die Erinnerungen an eine Kindheit am Fluss, an die bewundernde Liebe zu Velutha, dem dunklen Angestellten ihrer Gromutter, und an einen tragischen Tag im Jahr 1969, der alles veranderte. Eine magische Geschichte vor dem Hintergrund der politischen Umbruche Indiens.

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