MR THOMAS ANTICHAN MATTAPPALLIL
ST.CLARET COLLEGE, BANGALORE
Arundhathi Roy was born as Suzanna Arundhathi Roy on 24 November 1961. Mary Roy was her mother, a well – known social activist. They belonged to a Syrian Catholic family. Roy’s father Rajib Roy was a Bengali tea planter who married Mary Roy. She wrote some works like Power politics, The cost of living, The book of dissent, God of small things, War book, Listening to grasshoppers, The checkbook and The cruise missile. God of small things is the first novel written by Arundhathi Roy. It is a semi – autobiographical novel discussing the author’s childhood experience in Ayemenem. The setting of the novel is in a small village called Ayemenem in Kerala. The novel discusses the childhood experiences of two fraternal twins. The novel describes how their life is destroyed by the orthodox mentality of people living in the society. The readers can understand how the title of the novel has its influence over each and every character in relation to their small actions presented by the author.