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The God of Small Things

Written By: Arundhati Roy
  • ID Book : 1588367835
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 411
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reads : 692
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WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An affluent Indian family is forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness “[The God of Small Things] offers such magic, mystery, and sadness that, literally, this reader turned the last page and decided to reread it. Immediately. It’s that haunting.”—USA Today Compared favorably to the works of Faulkner and Dickens, Arundhati Roy’s modern classic is equal parts powerful family saga, forbidden love story, and piercing political drama. The seven-year-old twins Estha and Rahel see their world shaken irrevocably by the arrival of their beautiful young cousin, Sophie. It is an event that will lead to an illicit liaison and tragedies accidental and intentional, exposing “big things [that] lurk unsaid” in a country drifting dangerously toward unrest. Lush, lyrical, and unnerving, The God of Small Things is an award-winning landmark that started for its author an esteemed career of fiction and political commentary that continues unabated.

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A Study Guide for Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
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A Study Guide for Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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Social and sexual hierarchies: Male-female relationships in Arundhati Roy's "The God of Small Things"

By Eleni Stefanidou
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3638733513
  • Pages : 11
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
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  • File Pdf: social-and-sexual-hierarchies.pdf

Book Summary:

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, University of Wuppertal (Fachbereich A: Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Cultural Studies: Indian Literature and Culture since 1947, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The first part of the paper deals with the hierarchies in Indian society, especially problems in the family network, in the cast system and in the gender roles. The second part applies this information to Roy's novel. Ammu's and Chacko's relationships to spouses and lovers, which show many parallels, are compared.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1101558687
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : History
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  • File Pdf: walking-with-the-comrades.pdf

Book Summary:

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By Dr. Mamta Bagria, Dr. Sangeeta Jhajharia
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1644293234
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 128
  • File Pdf: indictment-of-caste-system-through-indian-fiction.pdf

Book Summary:

The authors within the fringes of this book have tried to bring in the salient features of the philosophical and sociological foundation of caste. The objective of this book is to: i. Provide a brief historical survey of caste and the state of caste at the present time. ii. Outline the theoretical foundation of caste. iii. Illustrate different theoretical approaches through well-known works of Indian English fictions of Mulk Raj Anand, Bhabani Bhattacharya and Arundhati Roy. It appears that the well-read authors have their focus on the Indian background all through the book.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Book Analysis)

By Bright Summaries
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Isbn : 2808017529
  • Pages : 23
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 479
  • File Pdf: the-ministry-of-utmost-happiness.pdf

Book Summary:

Unlock the more straightforward side of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy, which tells the story of Anjum, an Indian hijra, and the myriad outcasts who gather round her in the guesthouse she opens in an old graveyard. The story offers a sweeping panorama of contemporary India, taking in the rise of Hindu nationalism, Kashmir’s struggle for independence and the grinding poverty that afflicts the country’s least fortunate citizens. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness was one of the most highly anticipated books of 2017 and is Arundhati Roy’s second novel, appearing after a 20-year hiatus from publishing fiction following her Booker Prize-winning debut The God of Small Things. In the meantime, Roy has made a name for herself as a fearless activist and journalist, which has frequently brought her into conflict with the Indian government. Find out everything you need to know about The Ministry of Utmost Happiness in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Public Power in the Age of Empire

By Arundhati Roy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Isbn : 1609802942
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 399
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Book Summary:

In her major address to the 99th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association on August 16, 2004, "Public Power in the Age of Empire," broadcast nationally on C-Span Book TV and on Democracy Now! and Alternative Radio, writer Arundhati Roy brilliantly examines the limits to democracy in the world today. Bringing the same care to her prose that she brought to her Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, Roy discusses the need for social movements to contest the occupation of Iraq and the reduction of "democracy" to elections with no meaningful alternatives allowed. She explores the dangers of the "NGO-ization of resistance," shows how governments that block nonviolent dissent in fact encourage terrorism, and examines the role of the corporate media in marginalizing oppositional voices.

A Comparative Study of R. K. Narayan and Arundhati Roy: Linguistic and Literary Aspects

By N. Prasanna Lakshmi
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Prowess Publishing
  • Isbn : 1545753504
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 341
  • File Pdf: a-comparative-study-of-r-k-narayan-and-arundhati-roy.pdf

Book Summary:

Broadly speaking, Indian English (IE) is that variety of English used by a large number of educated Indians as a second language. Kachru (1983) used the term ‘Indian English’ for the variety of English used generally in the South Asian countries. David Crystal (2003) observes that in India the numbers of English speakers outrank the combined number of speakers in USA and UK. A considerable body of creative writing is also produced in English and is increasing steadily. Writers like Mulk Raj Anand, R.K. Narayan, and Raja Rao, and Arundhati Roy, have become part of India’s literary tradition and they may continue to hold their status in world literature too. The use of Indian English in different domains in interaction with other regional languages has resulted in its development and recognition as a distinct variety in its own right. It is an attempt to study the styles of two of the prominent writers of Indian English, namely R.K. Narayan and Arundhati Roy by examining the different linguistic and literary aspects as reflected in their selected fictions—R.K. Narayan’s “Swami and Friends” (SF) and “The Guide” (TG) and Arundhati Roy’s “The God of Small Things” (GST). An examination of selected fictions of the two writers of this study has shown that stylistic analysis can be a rich field of enquiry in Indian English. Studies of the present kind can be used as a source material for applied linguistics. They can be extended for a comparative study of stylistic traits of Indian writers and non-Indian writers. The study suggests the possibility of further research in comparative stylistic studies in Indian English fiction, on the one hand, and American, British, or Australian fiction, on the other. Our comparison of the two writers, one of the colonial period and the other belonging to the post-colonial period, suggests that a more extensive stylistic study of Indian writing in English is called for to understand the changing phases of English in the socio-cultural ethos of the Indian society. The book is organized as follows: Chapter-I is an introduction to Indian English, its importance and the objective of the research. Chapter-II deals with review of literature on Indian English as well as stylistic studies in Indian English fiction. Chapter-III is concerned with a brief introduction to the texts chosen for study. Chapter-IV discusses the methodology adopted in the study. Chapter-V deals with the results of the study and makes a comparison between the two authors’ styles. Chapter-VI consists of a summary of the research and concludes with suggestions regarding further research needs.

Azadi

By Arundhati Roy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Isbn : 164259380X
  • Pages : 229
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 463
  • File Pdf: azadi.pdf

Book Summary:

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.

Beyond English

By Bhavya Tiwari
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1501334662
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 624
  • File Pdf: beyond-english.pdf

Book Summary:

Beyond English: World Literature and India radically alters the debates on world literature that hinge on the model of circulation and global capital by deeply engaging with the idea of the world and world-making in South Asia. Tiwari argues that Indic words for world (vishva, jagat, sansar) offer a nuanced understanding of world literature that is antithetical to a commodified and standardized monolingual globe. She develops a comparative study of the concept of “world literature” (vishva sahitya) in Rabindranath Tagore's works, the desire for a new world in the lyrics of the Hindi shadowism (chhayavaad) poets, and world-making in Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai's Chemmeen (1956) and Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (1997). By emphasizing the centrality of “literature” (sahitya) through a close reading of texts, Tiwari orients world literature toward comparative literature and comparative literature toward a worldliness that is receptive to the poetics of a world in its original language and in translation.

Deleuzian Fabulation and the Scars of History

By Ronald Bogue
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748641750
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 516
  • File Pdf: deleuzian-fabulation-and-the-scars-of-history.pdf

Book Summary:

The concept of fabulation makes a late appearance in Deleuze's career and in only limited detail, but by tracing its connections to other concepts and situating them within Deleuze's general aesthetics, Ronald Bogue develops a theory of fabulation which he proposes as the guiding principle of a Deleuzian approach to literary narrative.Fabulation, he argues, entails becoming-other, experimenting on the real, legending, and inventing a people to come, as well as an understanding of time informed by Deleuze's Chronos/Aion distinction and his theory of the three passive syntheses of time. In close readings of contemporary novels by Zakes Mda, Arundhati Roy, Roberto Bolano, Assia Djebar and Richard Flanagan, he demonstrates the usefulness of fabulation as a critical tool, while exploring the problematic relationship between history and story-telling which all five novelists adopt as a central thematic concern.This is an original and exciting project by a highly respected specialist in the field.

National Identity and Cultural Representation in the Novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai

By Sonali Das
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527509907
  • Pages : 147
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 559
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Book Summary:

This book is the first of its kind to examine the theories of nation and national identity in both the West (according to the theories of Benedict Anderson and Salman Rushdie) and in the East (in the light of the works of Jawaharlal Nehru) as they apply to the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai. The second part of the twentieth century witnessed a new interface between fiction and history called “New History”. It brought into its purview the hitherto marginalized sections of society like slaves, peasants, workers, women, and children. Whereas the subalterns in The Inheritance of Loss are disempowered by the brunt of globalisation and neo-colonialism, the subalterns in The God of Small Things face the ire of the deep-seated divisions based on caste and gender bias in a postcolonial society. In addition, this book also deals with contemporary social issues like individual identity in a multicultural world where cultures and nature converge into myriad ways of living. It will be of immense benefit to MA and MPhil students all over India, as well as to PhD scholars and teachers of English literature both in India and abroad.

English Olympiad Workbook - Class 5

By Swastick Book Box,Preeti Garg
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Swastick Book Box
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 60
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 132
  • File Pdf: english-olympiad-workbook-class-5.pdf

Book Summary:

SBB Olympiad Workbook helps students to prepare for Olympiad exams through meticulously designed contents. The workbook helps the child to focus on the basics of the subject and problem-solving skills. Feature List: -Olympiads Question Bank -Preparatory book for class - 5 students -Prepared based on NCERT/CBSE/ICSE/IGCSE/IB and state board syllabus -Questions patterned for Science Olympiad Foundation, Indian Talent Olympiad, SilverZone, ASSET, EduHeal & NSTSE -Contains chapter wise MCQs -2 Model test papers -Answers Keys Tags: English Olympiad Class 5 Books, Olympiad English Class 5, Olympiad Textbook Class 5, Olympiad 5th Class Books, Olympiad Practice Papers Class 5, Olympiad English Books For Class 5, Olympiad English Workbook Class 5

Is Just a Movie

By Earl Lovelace
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books
  • Isbn : 1608461769
  • Pages : 367
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: is-just-a-movie.pdf

Book Summary:

Rich, inventive, and funny, here is the first novel in over a decade from the great Carribbean novelist Earl Lovelace.

Field Notes on Democracy

By Arundhati Roy
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Haymarket Books+ORM
  • Isbn : 1608460053
  • Pages : 266
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 461
  • File Pdf: field-notes-on-democracy.pdf

Book Summary:

In “gorgeously wrought” essays, the New York Times-bestselling author of The God of Small Things takes a critical look at India’s political climate (Time Magazine). These “powerful” essays (Kirkus Reviews) examine the dark side of contemporary India, looking closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism, and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world’s largest democracy. Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy writes about how the combination of Hindu nationalism and India’s neo-liberal economic reforms, which began their journey together in the early 1990s, are turning India into a police state. She describes the systematic marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities, the rise of terrorism, and the massive scale of displacement and dispossession of the poor by predatory corporations. She also offers a brilliant account of the August 2008 uprising of the people of Kashmir against India's military occupation and an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai. Field Notes on Democracy tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond. “Genocide, denial, and truth-as-a-victim are just a few of the big subjects dealt with by Booker prize-winning Indian author and activist Roy . . . [a] vivid inside look at India's turbulent growth.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Takes aim at India's self-image—and reputation—as the world’s largest and most vibrant democracy.” —The Washington Post “After so much celebratory salesmanship about India the ‘emerging market,’ Roy draws us into India the actual country . . . one of the most confident and original thinkers of our time.” —Naomi Klein, New York Times-bestselling author of No is Not Enough

Fictions of Dignity

By Elizabeth S. Anker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Isbn : 0801465192
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 923
  • File Pdf: fictions-of-dignity.pdf

Book Summary:

Over the past fifty years, debates about human rights have assumed an increasingly prominent place in postcolonial literature and theory. Writers from Salman Rushdie to Nawal El Saadawi have used the novel to explore both the possibilities and challenges of enacting and protecting human rights, particularly in the Global South. In Fictions of Dignity, Elizabeth S. Anker shows how the dual enabling fictions of human dignity and bodily integrity contribute to an anxiety about the body that helps to explain many of the contemporary and historical failures of human rights, revealing why and how lives are excluded from human rights protections along the lines of race, gender, class, disability, and species membership. In the process, Anker examines the vital work performed by a particular kind of narrative imagination in fostering respect for human rights. Drawing on phenomenology, Anker suggests how an embodied politics of reading might restore a vital fleshiness to the overly abstract, decorporealized subject of liberal rights. Each of the novels Anker examines approaches human rights in terms of limits and paradoxes. Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children addresses the obstacles to incorporating rights into a formerly colonized nation’s legal culture. El Saadawi’s Woman at Point Zero takes up controversies over women’s freedoms in Islamic society. In Disgrace, J. M. Coetzee considers the disappointments of post-apartheid reconciliation in South Africa. And in The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy confronts an array of human rights abuses widespread in contemporary India. Each of these literary case studies further demonstrates the relevance of embodiment to both comprehending and redressing the failures of human rights, even while those narratives refuse simplistic ideals or solutions.

Annihilation of Caste

By B.R. Ambedkar
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn : 178168832X
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 338
  • File Pdf: annihilation-of-caste.pdf

Book Summary:

“What the Communist Manifesto is to the capitalist world, Annihilation of Caste is to India.” —Anand Teltumbde, author of The Persistence of Caste B.R. Ambedkar’s Annihilation of Caste is one of the most important, yet neglected, works of political writing from India. Written in 1936, it is an audacious denunciation of Hinduism and its caste system. Ambedkar – a figure like W.E.B. Du Bois – offers a scholarly critique of Hindu scriptures, scriptures that sanction a rigidly hierarchical and iniquitous social system. The world’s best-known Hindu, Mahatma Gandhi, responded publicly to the provocation. The hatchet was never buried. Arundhati Roy introduces this extensively annotated edition of Annihilation of Caste in “The Doctor and the Saint,” examining the persistence of caste in modern India, and how the conflict between Ambedkar and Gandhi continues to resonate. Roy takes us to the beginning of Gandhi’s political career in South Africa, where his views on race, caste and imperialism were shaped. She tracks Ambedkar’s emergence as a major political figure in the national movement, and shows how his scholarship and intelligence illuminated a political struggle beset by sectarianism and obscurantism. Roy breathes new life into Ambedkar’s anti-caste utopia, and says that without a Dalit revolution, India will continue to be hobbled by systemic inequality.

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