Politics in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things
Arundhati Roy is an Indian Keralite female writer in English. She gained prominence in the field of English writing by her debut novel The God of Small Things (1997) which got her the Booker Prize. The novel was launched in April 1997 in Delhi has got rave reviews and figures in the literary lists everywhere. The unprecedented popularity of the novel can be judged from the fact that nine million copies of the novel have been sold globally. As a social activist, Roy spearheaded the campaign of anti-globalization as she criticizes neo-imperialism. She powerfully opposed the global practices of industrialization including the project of Narmada Dam and the functioning of power company Enron in India. Her political and social activism gets reflected in her writings, speeches and in her condemnation of Indian democracy.