The God Of Small Things

Author: Arundhati Roy

Genre: Fiction

The God of Small Things, written 25 years ago, gave Arundhati Roy the first Man Booker Prize ever awarded to an Indian resident (VS Naipaul and Salman Rushdie had won this prestigious award before her, but they were not Indian residents). She is involved in human rights and environmental causes as a political activist.

The novel is set in Kerala, southern part of India, and talks about the interpersonal complexities of an Indian family, and the idiosyncrasies of the Indian society. The book is said to be semi-auto biography of the author herself. The story revolves around the Ipe family, first Ammu and Chacko and then Ammu’s twins named Estha and Rahel.