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Arundhati Roy


Arundhati Roy

Born: 24 November 1961 (Shillong, Assam)

Bio: Author and political activist, Arundhati Roy, is one of the most notable names in the Indian English Literature.


  1. Her mother Mary Roy was also a social activist; she worked to uplift women.
  2. She is a cousin of Prannoy Roy, the head of India’s leading news channel NDTV.
  3. Her best-selling book “The God of Small Things”, which also won ‘Man Booker Prize’ for her, was her very first novel.
  4. She wrote the screenplay for the Television Show ‘The Banyan Tree’.
  5. Her name has been listed in ‘Time 100 – The 100 most influential people in the World’ in 2014
  6. Has once admitted that “When I write a sentence, I never rewrite it.”
  7. She is the first Indian women to ever achieve the Booker Prize.
  8. She donated the royalties from the Malayalam translation of “The God of Small Things” to help Dalit writers to tell their stories to the world.
  9. Her full name is Suzzana Arundhati Roy.
  10. She has acted in three movies, her debut movie being National Award winner – Massey Sahib’.

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