The God of Small Things: What is the price to pay for breaking Love Laws?

An agonizing tale of caste and social discrimination, the book dares to break the rules of Love Laws

Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, The God of Small Things, won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 1997. It unfolds the miserable lives of people in Kerala who are the captives of the caste system and patriarchy. The book tells a tale of betrayal where people break love laws that are dictated by the caste system. And there is a heavy price to be paid. Set against the backdrop of rise of Communism, The God of Small Things tells an agonizing story of gender and caste conflict.

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Arundhati Roy
Author & Activist

Arundhati Roy is a writer and an activist. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel, The God of Small Things. She dedicated herself to social causes and wrote her opinion about the political and social state, not only of India but also of the world. She has been extremely vocal about casteism, gendered and religious violence. It is a writer’s duty to hold up a mirror to the evils of society and Roy does it unapologetically.