Booker Prize winner ‘God of Small Things’ is a story about two children, Esthappen and Rahel. This was Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, in which she throws light on certain facets of life in Kerala, highlighting issues of caste system, Keralite Syrian Christian lifestyle and communism. Esthappen and Rahel at a very young age come to learn about horrifying truth of life, as they are being tortured and blamed for every misfortune.
Their less than perfect life gets infected by unexpected events. Though the novel begins with Esthappen and Rahel, most of its part holds wider stories of the political events shaping the state, their parents and relatives. The darker undertones in the life of twins get more evident, as secrets, bitterness and lies destroy their world. The heat-aching story of two innocent young children will surely keep you hooked till the end and leave you searching for more.
About the author:
Suzanna Arundhati Roy was born in 24th November 1961. She is an Indian author and widely known for her Man Book Prize winning novel The God of Small Things, Fiction, 1997. Arundhati Roy is also a political and peace activist, who works for causes such as, human rights and environment. She has also acted in an award winning movie ‘Massey Sahib.’