Arundhati Roy


Name Suzanna Arundhati Roy
Date of birth 24th November 1961
Place of birth Shillong
Brought up in Aymanam, 10 minutes’ drive from Kottayam in Kerala
Family Mom    :  Mary Roy, a revolutionist
Dad        :   Tea planter
Husband  :Gerard Da Cunha(divorced) now married Pradeep Krishen, film director,
Education School: Corpus Christie
College: Delhi School of Architecture
Got scholarship to study the restoration of monuments in Italy.
Career architect by training, actor,writer,has worked as an aerobics instructor in Delhi,has even sold empty water bottles while she was 16,has worked at the National Institute of Urban Affairs
Achievement Youngest winner in the history of Booker, bagged the coveted Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things” in London, on 14 October 1997.
  • Has acted in the film Massey Sahib portraying the role of a rural girl.
  • Has written and starred in the movie ‘In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones’
  • Has written the script of the movie ‘Electric Moon’, which was directed by her husband Pradeep Kishen.
  • Has written the screenplay for The ‘Banyan Tree’, a television serial.
Books by her
  • The God of Small Things
  • The threat of Nuclear weapons
  • The promotion of Equal Rights
  • The Narmada dam project
  • The war on terrorism
Present role role of an activist and is waging a battle against the construction of big dams in the central and western states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Other facts
  • She received a reported �500,000 in advances and the rights to her book were sold in 21 countries.
  • She is the first non-expatriate Indian author and the first Indian woman to bag the booker prize
  • She left home at 16 and then lived in a squatters’ camp, in a small hut with a tin roof, within the walls of Delhi’s Ferozshah Kotl

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