About the Author: Arundhati Roy was born on 1961 in Kerela. A well celebrated author in her own right, she won The Booker Prize for her famed book, 'The God of Small Things' in 1997. Besides being an author, Arundhati Roy is a well known peace activist and was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in May 2004 for her work in social campaigns. She is also an extremely vocal advocate of non-violence.
This is one of the best literary works I have ever read. It was like a wonderful real journeys through the lives of Rahel and Estha, the twins whose story Roy tells. It was vivid and like a dream happening right in front of my eyes.
- May 20, 2014
Arundhati Roy received Booker Prize in 1997 for her debut novel “ The God of Small Things”. She has used unique and expressive language that is easy reading and accessible. The story is about two twins Rahel and her brother Estha. in a small village in India. Their family has a pickle factory that comes into conflict with the communists. They lost their childhood as they are trapped in tragedy in a single day that change their lives forever. The book is well written. This book has all the elements that make it a successful book.