Here I present: अरुन्धति राय Arundhati Roy, “मामूली चीज़ों का देवता: The God of Little Things”, 1997 by the India writer. The book sold six million (6,000,000) copies; and, was translated into forty (40) languages.
This book consists of nineteen (19) titled, chapters The “table of contents” is shown BELOW.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Paradise Pickles & Preserves
- Pappachi’s Moth
- Big Man the Laltain, Small Man the Mombatti
- Abhilash Talkies
- God’s Own Country
- Cochin Kangaroos
- Wisdom Exercise Notebooks
- Welcome Home, Our Sophie Mol
- Mrs. Pillai, Mrs. Eapen, Mrs. Rajagopalan
- The River in the Boat
- The God of Small Things
- Kochu Thomban
- The Pessimist and the Optimist
- Work Is Struggle
- The Crossing
- A Few Hours Later
- Saving Ammu
- The Madras Mail
- The Cost of Living
Here I presented: अरुन्धति राय Arundhati Roy, “मामूली चीज़ों का देवता: The God of Little Things”, 1997 by the India writer.
This is a family story set in 1969 Kerala, INDIA. This region of INDIA is where the Apostle Thomas established the Syrian-Christian Church.
The crux of this novel is indicated by its title – “The God of Small Things” -which sets out to retrace how the size and shape of the known world can change in a day. The novel asks how the small events, the accidents, omissions, calculations, and betrayals of everyday individual histories – the small things – relate to the larger God, the wider order and pattern of life? What happens when “personal turmoil” drops by “at the wayside shrine of the vast, violent, circling, driving, ridiculous, insane, unfeasible, public turmoil of a nation”.
Rahel, twin (fraternal) Girl, age seven (7) in 1969. This twin is the ”protagonist narrator”.
Esthappen Yako twin (fraternal) Boy, age seven (7) in 1969. The twins are the ”protagonists “
Velutha, an Untouchable.
Ammu, mother of the twins Estha and Rahel,
Baby Kochamma, great aunt of Estha and Rahel.
Chacko, uncle of Rahel and Estha.
Arundhati Roy’s debut novel, it is a story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the “Love Laws” prevalent in 1960s Kerala, INDIA.
The novel explores how small, seemingly insignificant things shape people’s behavior and their lives. The novel also explores the lingering effects of casteism in India.
Rahel and Esthappen have sex at the end of the book; and, although the idea of incest is really uncomfortable, being together makes the two halves a complete whole.