Arundhati Roy’s Environmental Ethics: A Study of The God of Small Things


  • Ankdeep Kaur Attwal Assistant Professor in English Sri Guru Granth Sahib World University, Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab


The Paper focuses on a critical analysis of Arundhati Roy’s environmental ethics in The God of Small Things. In The God of Small Things, Roy gives ample evidence of this systems view of life which emanates from her ethical stance toward environment. Arundhati Roy is a very important postcolonial Indian writer who has, after the success of The God of Small Things, become an activist espousing the cause of the people displaced from their original habitats on the pretext of mindless development which is often pitted against people and environment. Her concerns for the poor, women and environment form the stuff of most of her fictional and non-fictional writings. In order to understand her environmental ethics in The God of Small Things, it becomes imperative to look at the novel afresh and contextualize her concerns by taking into consideration her pronouncements about nature, environment and the skewed development agenda pursued relentlessly by the governments, the pronouncements which are scattered across the large spectrum of her articles in magazines, journals, books and on the internet, too.


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