Fraternal twins, Esthappen and Rahel, are from the southern state of Kerala, a.k.a God’s Own Country. They live troubled lives which are mainly because of communism and the caste system. The novel shifts back and forth in time from 1969 when the two of them were young children, to 1993 when they are reunited.
Summary of the Book
The book describes the lonely and sad life of Ammu, mother of Esthappen and Rahel, who had married a man who turns out to be an alcoholic and is also abusive towards her. In an attempt to escape the misery that is her marriage, she runs away to live with her grandmother, Mammachi and Chacko. When Chacko learns about the accident of his ex-wife’s husband, he invites her and her daughter Sophie for Christmas. This is when the twins realize the tragic fact that things can change in a day. Their life suddenly takes a new and unexpected turn.
About Arundhati Roy
Arundhati Roy is an Indian author and political activist. She is best known for winning the Man Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things. Her novel became the most best-selling book by any expatriate Indian author. She has also been involved in human rights and environmental causes.
|Book:||GOD OF SMALL THINGS|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Limited|
|Number of Pages:||348|
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