Arundhati Roy

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Age : 62
Birthday : Nov 24th 1961
Starsign : Sagittarius
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Born : Shillong, Assam
Last updated : Jan 12th 2022

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About Arundhati Roy

Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an author and a political activist. She is best known for her first novel The God of Small Things (1997) which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. She began writing the God of Small Things, in 1992, completing it in 1996. Arundhati Roy spends most of her time on political activism and writing nonfiction. Over the years she has written 2 Fiction and over 20 non-fiction books.

She is involved in several controversies over the years like Supporting the independence of Kashmir from India, critiquing the Indian government's nuclear policies. In 2013, she said Narendra Modi's nomination as prime minister is a "tragedy".


She graduated with Bachelor of Architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi

Awards and recognitions

She has won several awards over the years notably the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel The God of Small Things.

Family life

Arundhati Roy was born to Mary Roy an activist from Kerala and Rajib Roy from Calcutta.

Arundhati Roy was first married to architect Gerard da Cunha from 1978 to 1982. After their divorce in 1982, she married independent filmmaker Pradip Krishen.

Fun fact

Since the success of her novel, Roy has written a television serial, The Banyan Tree. Arundhati Roy was featured in the list of Time 100 in 2014 for the 100 most influential people in the world.

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