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Arundhati Roy

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Suzanna Arundhati Roy, 1961 - Suzanna Roy was born November 24, 1961. Her parents divorced and she lived with her mother Mary Roy, a social activist, in Aymanam. Her mother ran an informal school named Corpus Christi and it was there Roy developed her intellectual abilities, free from the rules of visa mer formal education. At the age of 16, she left home and lived on her own in a squatter's colony in Delhi. She went six years without seeing her mother. She attended Delhi School of Architecture where she met and married fellow student Gerard Da Cunha. Neither had a great interest in architecture so they quit school and went to Goa. They stayed there for seven months and returned broke. Their marriage lasted only four years. Roy had taken a job at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and, while cycling down a road; film director Pradeep Krishen offered her a small role as a tribal bimbo in Massey Saab. She then received a scholarship to study the restoration of monuments in Italy. During her eight months in Italy, she realized she was a writer. Now married to Krishen, they planned a 26-episode television epic called Banyan Tree. They didn't shoot enough footage for more than four episodes so the serial was scrapped. She wrote the screenplay for the film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones and Electric Moon. Her next piece caused controversy. It was an article that criticized Shekar Kapur's film Bandit Queen, which was about Phoolan Devi. She accused Kapur of misrepresenting Devi and it eventually became a court case. Afterwards, finished with film, she concentrated on her writing, which became the novel "A God of Small Things." It is based on what it was like growing up in Kerala. The novel contains mild eroticism and again, controversy found Roy having a public interest petition filed to remove the last chapter because of the description of a sexual act. It took Roy five years to write "A God of Small Things" and was released April 4, 1997 in Delhi. It received the Booker prize in London in 1997 and has topped the best-seller lists around the world. Roy is the first non-expatriate Indian author and the first Indian woman to win the Booker prize. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Verk av Arundhati Roy

De små tingens Gud (1997) 19,472 exemplar
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017) 1,974 exemplar
The Cost of Living (1999) 387 exemplar
Power Politics (2001) 361 exemplar
Capitalism: A Ghost Story (2014) 322 exemplar
War Talk (2003) 294 exemplar
Walking with the Comrades (2011) 157 exemplar
Non renseigné (1979) 156 exemplar
The End of Imagination (1999) 152 exemplar
Broken Republic: Three Essays (2011) 95 exemplar
Kashmir: The Case for Freedom (2011) 62 exemplar
The Shape of the Beast (2008) 57 exemplar
The Greater Common Good (1999) 31 exemplar
War Is Peace (2001) 20 exemplar
Come September (2004) 17 exemplar
Sonsuz adaletin muhasebesi (2005) 2 exemplar
Caminant amb els camarades (2019) 2 exemplar
Pelo bem comum 2 exemplar
We. 2 exemplar
Mamuli Chijon Ka Devta (2008) 2 exemplar
Kathghare Mein Loktantra (2012) 1 exemplar
Nav Samraj (2008) 1 exemplar
La démocratie : notes de campagne (French Edition) (2011) — Författare — 1 exemplar
Cena življenja (2002) 1 exemplar

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Efter ca 50 sidor var jag på väg att ge upp. Hittade ingen röd tråd, språket kändes jobbigt och alla dessa indiska namn... men sedan griper boken tag i mig mer och mer. Jag drar ner på lästempot och hittar Arundhati Roys fina prosa och annorlunda språkton. Indien genom två barns ögon. Kastsamhället. Vem får älska vem? Det är riktigt starkt.
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