Arundhati Roy

Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961)[1] is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the best-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author.[1] She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.[6]

Arundhati Roy
Roy in 2013
BornSuzanna Arundhati Roy
(1961-11-24) 24 November 1961 (age 61)[1]
Shillong, Assam (present-day Meghalaya), India
OccupationWriter, essayist, activist
EducationB.Arch.
Alma materSchool of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Period1997–present
GenreFiction, non-fiction
Notable worksThe God of Small Things
Notable awards
Spouse
ParentsMary Roy (mother)
RelativesPrannoy Roy (cousin)[4]
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