Right from delivering powerful speeches to crafting words exquisitely, Arundhati Roy has given us much to hold on to.
Roy made her writing debut with The God of Small Things which won the Booker Prize in 1997. It talked to us about the aching love of Ammu and Velutha with sensuous prose and a dreamy style that cut through people’s lives and presented some very sharp insights. Twenty years later, in 2017, she published The Ministry of Utmost Happiness that took us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent – from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Delhi to the valleys of Kashmir and beyond.
Not the one to mince words, Roy has never turned away from speaking what she thought was the truth and what she thought needed to be said. On her birthday, we revisit some of the author’s famous quotes.
Wish you a wonderful birthday, Arundhati Roy.