Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy

(born in 1961) – Indian writer, author of political essays, social activist and feminist. She lives in Delhi. Roy dedicates her books and speeches to women's rights, social justice and saving the environment. She made her debut in 1997 with the novel The God of Small Things, which focuses on discrimination against women in India. The book brought her that year’s Booker Prize. After 20 years, her second novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (2017) was published in Poland, and was subsequently  nominated for the 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction. Her book of essays The Algebra of Infinite Justice (Algebra bezgranicznej sprawiedliwości) and her reportage Broken Republic: Three Essays (Indie rozdarte) have also been published in Poland. Her latest work is a collection of essays entitled AZADI: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction (2020), in which she tackles the issue of Indian occupation in Kashmir in the face of the ongoing pandemic and challenges her readers to reflect on the meaning of freedom in a world of growing authoritarianism.

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