Arundhati Roy

 
Profession : Activist ,Essayist ,Novelist
Nationality : Indian
Birth : 24th November, 1961
Death :
About : Arundhati Roy was born in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. She is an Indian author and political activist who is best known for the 1998 Man Booker Prize for Fiction-winning novel The God of Small Things and for her involvement in human rights and environmental causes. Roy's novel became the biggest-selling book by a nonexpatriate Indian author. Roy is known for her secular, anti-caste and anti-Hindutva views, and recently for her trenchant criticism of Mohandas Gandhi for favouring the varna system. She studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. In 1984 she met independent filmmaker Pradip Krishen, who offered her a role as a goatherd in his award-winning movie Massey Sahib. She became financially secure by the success of her novel The God of Small Things, published in 1997. Early in her career, Roy worked for television and movies. Roy began writing her first novel, The God of Small Things, in 1992, completing it in 1996. Roy was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in May 2004 for her work in social campaigns and her advocacy of non-violence.

Arundhati Roy Quotes

Do you think that the people of South Africa, or anywhere on the continent of Africa, or India, or Pakistan are longing to be kicked around all over again?
Tags : Again , Around Topics : Country
I do what I do, and write what I write, without calculating what is worth what and so on. Fortunately, I am not a banker or an accountant. I feel that there is a time when a political statement needs to be made and I make it.
Tags : Made , Political , Without Topics : Uncategorized
I think many people were surprised by the victory of the Congress, because it was really hard to see beyond the sort of haze of hatred that the Hindu nationalists had been spreading.
Tags : Hard , Hatred Topics : Victory
Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.
Tags : Hope , Optimism Topics : Life
Sometimes I think the world is divided into those who have a comfortable relationship with power and those who have a naturally adversarial relationship with power.
Tags : Divided , Relationship Topics : Power
The Congress has historically played covert communal politics in order to create what in India we call vote banks where you pit one community against another and so on in order to secure votes.
Tags : Against , Votes Topics : Politics
The fact is that America’s weapons systems have made it impossible for anybody to confront it militarily. So, all you have is your wits and your cunning, and your ability to fight in the way the Iraqis are fighting.
Tags : Confront , Fighting Topics : America
The mullahs of the Islamic world and the mullahs of the Hindu world and the mullahs of the Christian world are all on the same side. And we are against them all.
Tags : Against , Same Topics : Religion
The whole of contemporary history, the World Wars, the War of Dreams, the Man on the Moon, science, literature, philosophy, the pursuit of knowledge-was no more than a blink of the Earth Woman’s eye.
Topics : Uncategorized
Torture has been privatized now, so you have obviously the whole scandal in America about the abuse of prisoners and the fact that, army people might be made to pay a price, but who are the privatized torturers accountable too?
Tags : Army , Prisoners , Scandal , Torture Topics : Uncategorized
When you say things like, ‘We have to wipe out the Taliban,’ what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people. The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that, you know, America created anyway.
Tags : Taliban Topics : America , History
You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in.
Tags : Communal , Realize , Terrible Topics : Uncategorized
You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors.
Tags : Tranquility , Yourself Topics : Risk

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