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The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Paperback)

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Paperback)

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'At magic hour; when the sun has gone but the light has not, armies of flying foxes unhinge themselves from the Banyan trees in the old graveyard and drift across the city like smoke . . .'

Arundhati Roy's latest novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, picks up where The God of Small Things left off. The story begins with Anjum, formerly known as Aftab, who runs a guest house in an Old Delhi graveyard and takes in those who have nowhere else to go. We also meet Tilo, an architect, who despite being loved by three men, feels isolated in her own skin. When Tilo adopts an abandoned baby, her life becomes intertwined with Anjum's in a tale that spans years and a vast continent. Roy's storytelling is masterful, and her characters are vividly drawn. This book is an unforgettable journey that will leave you breathless. Purchase your copy of The Ministry of Utmost Happiness today.

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 464 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780143442769
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0143442769
Arundhati Roy is a prominent Indian author known for her impactful literary works, insightful non-fiction essays, and outspoken activism. Her multifaceted career has left a significant mark on both the literary and socio-political landscapes.

One of her most renowned novels, "The God of Small Things," earned her the prestigious Booker Prize in 1997. The novel's intricate narrative and exploration of complex themes have led to its translation into more than forty languages, attesting to its global resonance. Born in 1959 in Shillong, India, Roy's academic background in architecture from Delhi further adds to her diverse profile.

In addition to her fiction, Arundhati Roy has authored several influential non-fiction books that delve into socio-political issues and challenges prevalent in contemporary society. Her essays, such as "Field Notes on Democracy," "Walking with the Comrades," and "Capitalism: A Ghost Story," reflect her thought-provoking insights and fearless engagement with pressing matters. Her exploration of democracy, human rights, social justice, and environmental concerns exemplifies her commitment to addressing critical issues.

Roy's commitment to activism is further highlighted through her collaboration with John Cusack on the book "Things That Can and Cannot Be Said." This collaboration is a testament to her efforts to amplify voices and advocate for change.

Arundhati Roy's contributions have garnered recognition and awards, including the 2002 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Prize, the 2011 Norman Mailer Prize for Distinguished Writing, and the 2015 Ambedkar Sudar award. Her ability to use her literary platform to address important societal issues and her willingness to stand up for her beliefs make her a prominent figure in both the literary and socio-political spheres.
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