Arundhati Roy’s Non-Fiction: Examining Its Discourse
Keywords:environment, globalisation, capitalism, monopolisation, imperialism
Arundhati Roy, a representative writer of the present time has identified herself with non-fiction immediately after Booker Prize winning lone novel The God of Small Things. She began to try and understand the endless conflict between power and powerlessness, which has remained the central theme of much of her writings. Roy is one of the most consistent writers who has not changed her beliefs, ideas and faith. She has only changed the forms of writing by telling the story in different ways. From exposing the nefarious designs of controlling the hearts and minds of the people, and the will of governments across the globe that informs the functioning of US imperialism, to hammering at the conspiracy of dispossessing the naturally lawful owners of lands and resources in the tribal areas through the bogie of Naxalism, from shattering the self-righteous patriotic myths about Kashmir to unrelenting war against monopolization of wealth in the private sector under the garb of neo-liberalism and globalization are the themes that Roy has selected. It requires the clarity of thought and expression in equal measure which is evident in the course of examining its discourse.
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