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Saatchi & Saatchi
Arundhati Roy
Author, "The God of Small Things"
 

At SWF:

  • Wednesday, October 28th, 7:30 - 10:00PM, Strategic Issues of 1998: Nuclear Proliferation; Stalemate with Iraq; and the Challenge of Kosovo

RT: Thursday October 29th, Nuclear Crisis in South Asia

Biography:

The 1997 winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for her first book The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy quickly shot to international celebrity status. The God of Small Things has been acclaimed as a masterpiece and rapidly became an international best-seller.

Roy grew up in Kerala, training as an Architect in New Delhi. In India she became known for her film scripts In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones and Electric Moon. Roy was thrust into India's media glare when she criticised Shekhar Kapur's film The Bandit Queen for exploiting Phoolan Devi. Following the ensuing court case, Roy retired from public life to write The God of Small Things.

Links:

Arundhati Roy biography
The God of Small Things

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