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Arundhati Roy

Autor(a) de The God of Small Things

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About the Author

Suzanna Arundhati Roy, 1961 - Suzanna Roy was born November 24, 1961. Her parents divorced and she lived with her mother Mary Roy, a social activist, in Aymanam. Her mother ran an informal school named Corpus Christi and it was there Roy developed her intellectual abilities, free from the rules of mostrar mais formal education. At the age of 16, she left home and lived on her own in a squatter's colony in Delhi. She went six years without seeing her mother. She attended Delhi School of Architecture where she met and married fellow student Gerard Da Cunha. Neither had a great interest in architecture so they quit school and went to Goa. They stayed there for seven months and returned broke. Their marriage lasted only four years. Roy had taken a job at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and, while cycling down a road; film director Pradeep Krishen offered her a small role as a tribal bimbo in Massey Saab. She then received a scholarship to study the restoration of monuments in Italy. During her eight months in Italy, she realized she was a writer. Now married to Krishen, they planned a 26-episode television epic called Banyan Tree. They didn't shoot enough footage for more than four episodes so the serial was scrapped. She wrote the screenplay for the film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones and Electric Moon. Her next piece caused controversy. It was an article that criticized Shekar Kapur's film Bandit Queen, which was about Phoolan Devi. She accused Kapur of misrepresenting Devi and it eventually became a court case. Afterwards, finished with film, she concentrated on her writing, which became the novel "A God of Small Things." It is based on what it was like growing up in Kerala. The novel contains mild eroticism and again, controversy found Roy having a public interest petition filed to remove the last chapter because of the description of a sexual act. It took Roy five years to write "A God of Small Things" and was released April 4, 1997 in Delhi. It received the Booker prize in London in 1997 and has topped the best-seller lists around the world. Roy is the first non-expatriate Indian author and the first Indian woman to win the Booker prize. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Arundhati Roy

The God of Small Things (1997) 19,599 exemplares
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017) 1,989 exemplares
The Cost of Living (1999) 389 exemplares
Power Politics (2001) 362 exemplares
The Algebra of Infinite Justice (2001) 341 exemplares
Capitalism: A Ghost Story (2014) 326 exemplares
War Talk (2003) 296 exemplares
Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. (2020) 191 exemplares
Walking with the Comrades (2011) 157 exemplares
The End of Imagination (1999) 153 exemplares
Broken Republic: Three Essays (2011) 95 exemplares
Public Power in the Age of Empire (2004) 85 exemplares
Kashmir: The Case for Freedom (2011) 62 exemplares
The Shape of the Beast (2008) 58 exemplares
The Greater Common Good (1999) 31 exemplares
War Is Peace (2001) 20 exemplares
Come September (2004) 17 exemplares
Sonsuz adaletin muhasebesi (2005) 2 exemplares
Pelo bem comum 2 exemplares
Mamuli Chijon Ka Devta (2008) 2 exemplares
Caminant amb els camarades (2019) 2 exemplares
We. 2 exemplares
Kathghare Mein Loktantra (2012) 1 exemplar
Mazo lietu Dievs (2002) 1 exemplar
Nav Samraj (2008) 1 exemplar
Cena življenja (2002) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Granta 57: India! The Golden Jubilee (1997) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
War With No End (2007) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Inspired Lives: The Best of Real Life Yoga from Ascent Magazine (2005) — Contribuidor, algumas edições10 exemplares


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