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The God of Small Things

By Arundhati Roy
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  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Isbn : 030737467X
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Fiction
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The beloved debut novel about an affluent Indian family forever changed by one fateful day in 1969, from the author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • MAN BOOKER PRIZE WINNER 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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This book explores three Indian-English novels, which are Booker Prize nominees: Vikram Seth (1993). A Suitable Boy: Rohinton Mistry (1995). A fine Balance: and the winner of the prize Arundhati Roy (1997). The god of Small Things. The novels selected are aligned thematically by the theme of caste that runs supreme in each one. All other issues like mimicry, marriage and caste-passing, that deal with the Hindu caste movement , are considered to offer exotica. A neology has been created vis-à-vis this work. The created neology neology, 'caste-passing' is used to label the act of moving up or down the the caste ladder that is conducted in the fiction. It is based upon the act and term derived from African-American racial discourses called passing. It means taking up another identity. It has been shown via the chapters that contemporary Indian-English novels whether written within the Indian diaspora overseas or by Indians based in India have adopted Western style Orientalism. The authors make use of the Indian psyche, culture and religious worlds to regurgitate the Western bias against the Other and deliver it to the West for financial gain, which means fame and fortune for the writers. This book shows that Western Orientalsm did not end with post-colonialism in India. Neocolonialism is practiced by the West and is delivered by Indians to them. This work points out that three writers have adhered to a neocolonial Western framework. They have produced writings that pander and cater to the West since it craves for exotica and erotica from the East. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia

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

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  • Isbn : 2808017529
  • Pages : 23
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Reads : 408
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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!

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

By N. Prasanna Lakshmi
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  • Publisher : Prowess Publishing
  • Isbn : 1545753504
  • Pages : 238
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 204
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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.

Public Power in the Age of Empire

By Arundhati Roy
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  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Isbn : 1609802942
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 546
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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.

Beyond English

By Bhavya Tiwari
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1501334662
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 158
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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.

Azadi

By Arundhati Roy
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735240779
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 517
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From the author of My Seditious Heart and The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness, comes a new and pressing dispatch from the heart of the crowd and the solitude of a writer's desk. The chant of Azadi!--Urdu for "Freedom!"--is the slogan of the freedom struggle in Kasmir against what Kasmirris see as the Indian Occupation. Ironically it has also become the chant of millions on the streets of India against the project of Hindu Nationalism. What lies between these two calls for Freedom? A chasm or a bridge? In this series of penetrating essays on politics and literature, Arundhati Roy examines this question and challenges us to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism. Roy writes of the existential threat posed to Indian democracy by an emboldened Hindu nationalism, of the internet shutdown and information siege in Kashmir--the most densely militarized zone in the world--and India's new citizenship laws that discriminate against Muslims and marginalized communities and could create a crisis of statelessness on a scale previously unknown. The essays include mediations on language, public as well as private, and the role of fiction and alternative imaginations in these disturbing times. Azadi, she warns, hangs in the balance for us all.

Deleuzian Fabulation and the Scars of History

By Ronald Bogue
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  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Isbn : 0748641750
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 921
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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.

My Seditious Heart

By Arundhati Roy
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735238308
  • Pages : 1008
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 167
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Collected essays and speeches from the bestselling, Booker-winning author of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness My Seditious Heart collects the work of a two-decade period when Arundhati Roy devoted herself to the political essay as a way of opening up space for justice, rights, and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment. Taken together, these essays trace her twenty year journey from the Booker Prize-winning The God of Small Things to the extraordinary The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: a journey marked by compassion, clarity, and courage. Radical and readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual, and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military, and governmental elites. In constant conversation with the themes and settings of her novels, the essays form a near-unbroken memoir of Arundhati Roy's journey as both a writer and a citizen, of both India and the world, from "The End of Imagination," which begins this book, to "Azadi," with which it ends.

Annihilation of Caste

By B.R. Ambedkar
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  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn : 178168832X
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 204
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“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.

THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

By ARUNDHATI ROY Translated From ENGLISH to MARATHI by SUPRIYA VAKIL
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  • Publisher : MEHTA PUBLISHING HOUSE
  • Isbn : 9353174007
  • Pages : 404
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 468
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AT MAGIC HOUR; WHEN THE SUN HAS GONE BUT THE LIGHT HAS NOT, ARMIES OF FLYING FOXES UNHINGE THEMSELVES FROM THE BANYAN TREES IN THE OLD GRAVEYARD AND DRIFT ACROSS THE CITY LIKE SMOKE . . .` SO BEGINS THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS, ARUNDHATI ROY`S INCREDIBLE FOLLOW-UP TO THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS. WE MEET ANJUM, WHO USED TO BE AFTAB, WHO RUNS A GUEST HOUSE IN AN OLD DELHI GRAVEYARD AND GATHERS AROUND HER THE LOST, THE BROKEN AND THE CAST OUT. WE MEET TILO, AN ARCHITECT, WHO, ALTHOUGH SHE IS LOVED BY THREE MEN, LIVES IN A `COUNTRY OF HER OWN SKIN`. WHEN TILO CLAIMS AN ABANDONED BABY AS HER OWN, HER DESTINY AND THAT OF ANJUM BECOME ENTANGLED AS A TALE THAT SWEEPS ACROSS THE YEARS AND A TEEMING CONTINENT TAKES FLIGHT. . . जुन्या दिल्लीपासून ते काश्मीरमधील पर्वतराजींपर्यंत आणि महानगराच्या विराट रूपापासून ते दूरवरच्या जंगलापर्यंत... वेगवेगळ्या आयुष्यांचे अनेकरंगी पदर उलगडून दाखवणारी ही विलक्षण कादंबरी आहे. शहरातील एका कब्रस्तानात ‘घर’वसवणारी अन्जुम आणि तिच्या परिघातील पात्रे, एका रात्री फुटपाथवर अचानक प्रकट झालेली एक बालिका, एस. तिलोत्तमा आणि तिच्यावर प्रेम करणारे तीन पुरुष... या साऱ्यांच्या आयुष्याभोवती फिरणारी ही कादंबरी वाचकाला विविध भावभावनांचं उत्कट दर्शन घडवते.

Spatial Politics in the Postcolonial Novel

By Sara Upstone
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317051491
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 641
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In her innovative study of spatial locations in postcolonial texts, Sara Upstone adopts a transnational and comparative approach that challenges the tendency to engage with authors in isolation or in relation to other writers from a single geographical setting. Suggesting that isolating authors in terms of geography reinforces the primacy of the nation, Upstone instead illuminates the power of spatial locales such as the journey, city, home, and body to enable personal or communal statements of resistance against colonial prejudice and its neo-colonial legacies. While focusing on the major texts of Wilson Harris, Toni Morrison, and Salman Rushdie in relation to particular spatial locations, Upstone offers a wide range of examples from other postcolonial authors, including Michael Ondaatje, Keri Hulme, J. M. Coetzee, Arundhati Roy, Tsitsi Dangarembga, and Abdulrazak Gurnah. The result is a strong case for what Upstone terms the 'postcolonial spatial imagination', independent of geography though always fully contextualised. Written in accessible and unhurried prose, Upstone's study is marked by its respect for the ways in which the writers themselves resist not only geographical boundaries but academic categorisation.

The Doctor and the Saint

By Arundhati Roy
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  • Publisher : Haymarket Books+ORM
  • Isbn : 1608467988
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 739
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The little-known story of Gandhi’s reluctance to challenge the caste system, and the man who fought fiercely for India’s downtrodden. Democracy hasn’t eradicated caste, argues bestselling author and Booker Prize–winner Arundhati Roy—it has entrenched and modernized it. To understand caste today in India, Roy insists we must examine the influence of Gandhi in shaping what India ultimately became: independent of British rule, globally powerful, and marked to this day by the caste system. Roy states that for more than a half century, Gandhi’s pronouncements on the inherent qualities of black Africans, Dalit “untouchables,” and the laboring classes remained consistently insulting, and he also refused to allow lower castes to create their own political organizations and elect their own representatives. But there was someone else who had a larger vision of justice—a founding father of the republic and the chief architect of its constitution. In The Doctor and the Saint, Roy introduces us to this contemporary of Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, who challenged the thinking of the time and fought to promote not merely formal democracy, but liberation from the oppression, shame, and poverty imposed on millions of Indians by an archaic caste system. This is a fascinating and surprising look at two men—one of whom has become a worldwide symbol and the other of whom remains unfamiliar to most outside his native country. Praise for Arundhati Roy “Arundhati Roy is incandescent in her brilliance and her fearlessness.” —Junot Díaz “The fierceness with which Arundhati Roy loves humanity moves my heart.” —Alice Walker

The Postcolonial Cultural Industry

By S. Ponzanesi
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1137272597
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 896
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The Postcolonial Cultural Industry makes a timely intervention into the field of postcolonial studies by unpacking its relation to the cultural industry. It unearths the role of literary prizes, the adaptation industry and the marketing of ethnic bestsellers as new globalization strategies that connect postcolonial artworks to the market place.