The God Of Small Things

The God Of Small Things (English, Paperback, Arundhati Roy)

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The God Of Small Things  (English, Paperback, Arundhati Roy)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin
    • Genre: Indian Writing
    • ISBN: 9780143417880, 0143417886
    • Edition: 1st Edition, 2012
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    The God Of Small Things is a Booker Prize-winning novel about two children whose lives are traumatized and marred by the intense social bigotry prevalent in India.


    Summary Of The Book

    The God Of Small Things is the story of seven-year-old fraternal twins, Estha and Rahel, and the destruction that besets their lives after a series of traumatic events. The plot, mainly set in Aymanam in Kerala, does not progress in chronological order. It shifts back and forth in time, focusing on events that span several years of the twins’ lives.


    Estha and Rahel live with their mother Ammu, maternal grandmother Mammachi, and great aunt Baby Kochamma. Their lives begin to descend into a downward spiral when Estha is sexually abused by a stranger. Their attempt to run away from home, following a spate of painful incidents, turns disastrous when their cousin Sophie Mol ends up dead in a drowning accident.


    The turbulent and grief-ridden events of their childhood mark their lives for ever. Estha becomes perpetually mute while Rahel turns into an empty shell of a person. Their reunion at the age of 31 manages to heal their lives to some extent.


    The love affair between the twins’ mother Ammu and a carpenter named Velutha is another storyline that merges with the main plot. Velutha is considered untouchable as he is a member of the lowest caste. His affair with Ammu is vehemently opposed by many people and ends in tragedy. This theme explores the widespread religious and social bigotry entrenched in the Indian society for several centuries.


    The God Of Small Things was published in 1997. It received mainly positive reviews, but it was also subject to criticism for its exploration of a controversial subject matter. It went on to win the prestigious Booker Prize in the year of its release. This particular edition is a 2012 reprint by Penguin Books India.


    About Arundhati Roy

    Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, screenplay writer, and socio-political activist.


    She has written a novel, a couple of screenplays, and several essays. Her works include The God Of Small Things, War Talk, Power Politics, The Cost Of Living, The End Of Imagination, and The Greater Common Good.


    Her writing focuses on contemporary issues that tackle various political, social, and environmental topics.


    Roy was born on November 24, 1961, in Shillong, Meghalaya. She was brought up in Aymanam, Kerala. She was educated at Corpus Christi in Kottayam, Kerala, and then at the Lawrence School in Lovedale, Tamil Nadu. She later took up architectural studies at the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. She took up various jobs before her debut novel The God Of Small Things earned her much acclaim and commercial success. It won the Booker Prize in 1997. Roy’s contribution to literature as well as social activism has won her several awards including the Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing (2011) and the Sydney Peace Prize (2004). 

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    Fair

    Quality of pages are pathetic
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    Gaurav

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    9 Feb, 2018

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    Not recommended at all

    This is my first review ever on any e-commerce website. Well, the book I got seems to be an absolute phoney product. They say don't judge a book by it's cover but one could readily conclude by just having a look at the product (i.e., the book) I received. The cover's printing is profoundly dismal, the Penguin logo is haywire, the pages look like as if they were xeroxed. The quality is a blunderous disaster.

    I requested for replacement within the stipulated time, but to my shock, it was auto...
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    Rajat Kashyap

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    AN ABSORBING TALE OF MISFORTUNES...!!!

    a book that shows the ugly face of people and society at a whole...a vivid description of the black and sarcastic world that dwells around us.
    the novel is so detailed and absorbing that it leaves you spellbound...

    hats off to the author .

    and to flipkart for a wonderful service
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    rakesh

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    15 Feb, 2012

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    Not good

    not good copy
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    karthick

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    Absolute rubbish!

    The story is great and author described every character with patience.
    But only one star because of the quality of the book.
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    Buddh priya Ashok

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    Did not meet expectations

    not as expected. poor page quality
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    Awesome

    Excellent quality of the book ... the original price is 450 but i got the book on a really good deal of just 193 bucks .. really happy and satisfied .. cudnt have been more happier .. thanks penguin publication .. thanks flipkart
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    Cynthia Martin

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    Great product

    Awesome book... everyone should read, thinking nothing about the corrupt mentality (on India) of the writer..
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:will i get a bookmark?
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    Q:is that easy to read?
    A:The book is very simple and throws the harsh realities of life rather than giving a polished look... the best book i have read so far.
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    Q:do u have the malayalam version of this book??
    A:No
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    Q:how many pages?
    A:348
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    Q:Why should i read this book?
    A:You should read this book to feel and understand emotions you wouldn't otherwise, given that the lives we live are mostly mundane. Also, this book is a literary masterpiece, in my humble opinion.
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    Q:do you have a gujarati version of this book ??
    A:No, it is available in English version only.
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    Q:no of pages
    A:print is not clear some pages I am not satisfy for this dilvery of flipkart
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    Q:it is a nobel
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    Q:What is the colour of the page? Is it yellow r white?
    A:its yellowish and the condition was also not good.
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    Q:do u have Bengali version of it?
    A:They don't have it, I suppose.
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