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ARUNDHATI ROY’S “THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS” THEME, NARRATIVE TECHNIQUE & CRITICAL APPRECIATION

Shamenaz Bano

Abstract


Arundhati Roy is one such name in the field of Indian literature that is highly respected worldwide. She is so popular that many people from across the world have preordered her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017) which was published almost twenty years later her first novel, The God of Small Things (1997). Her maiden novel was a massive success and has been sold over 6 million copies and has been translated into 40 languages. It was the second “Booker prize” winning novel from India after Salman Rushdie’s Midnight Children which won in 1980. She was also awarded the Sydney Prize in the year 2004 for her notable work in societal campaigns and the promotion of non-violence. She was also honoured with Sahitya Academy by the Government of India for her collection of essays, The Algebra of Infinite Justice but she didn’t accept it. Her style is considered new and original, different from most of her contemporary novelists.

Keywords: Social consciousness, caste-conflict, class-conflict, gender parity, childhood trauma.


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