The God of Small Things is the first novel by writer Arundhati Roy about the childhood of two twins living in the suburbs of India in the years 1969. This work since its release has received many praise for the great humanity. The book won the Booker Prize in 1997.
Arundhati Roy is India’s most famous writer and social activist. She openly criticizes the Indian government’s policies on the environment and human rights issues. In 2014, Roy was voted by Time magazine in the top 100 most influential people in the world.
Since The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has focused more on social activities than on literary writing. It was not until 2017 that she released her second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happines, which also condemned problems in contemporary Indian society.