94 Inspiring Quotes By Arundhati Roy The Man Booker Prize Winning Author, That Will Implore You To Rise Above All Futilities.
Arundhati Roy is the author of Man Booker Prize winning novel 'God of Small Things'. She is the kind of writer who is unafraid to voice her opinions and break stereotypes. Many of her readers know that God of Small Things was inspired by her childhood memories. But here we bring to you some interesting facts about the writer that are not common knowledge.
1. In a country where it was the norm to marry off girls by sixteen, Arundhati broke all social shackles and left home and pursued a degree in architect from Delhi. She got married to a fellow student and they quit architecture. Settling in Goa, they baked cakes for a living. The marriage ended and Arundhati returned to Delhi.
2. It was during this time that film director Pradeep Krishen noticed her while she was riding a bicycle. It was this encounter that landed her a small part in the movie 'Massey Saab.'
3. Her association with films did not end here and she went on to co-star in the 1989 movie 'In Which Annie Gives It to those Ones.' She even penned scripts for several films and television dramas.
4. At a time when the entire nation was riding high on a tide of patriotism, celebrating the success of Pokhran, Roy condemned the nuclear test:
"All I can say to every man, woman and sentient child here in India, and over there, just a little way away in Pakistan, is: Take it personally. Whoever you are -- Hindu, Muslim, urban, agrarian -- it doesn't matter. The only good thing about nuclear war is that it is the single most egalitarian idea that man has ever had. On the day of reckoning, you will not be asked to present your credentials. The devastation will be indiscriminate."
5. In her book 'Walking with the Comrades', Roy chronicled the experiences she shared with the Maosists during her three week stay in the forests of Chhattisgarh.