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Arundhati Roy
Roy in 2013
Roy in 2013
Born Suzanna Arundhati Roy
24 November 1961 (1961-11-24) (age 59)
Shillong, Assam (present-day Meghalaya), India
Occupation Writer, essayist, activist
Alma mater School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi
Period 1997–present
Genre Fiction, Nonfiction
Notable works The God of Small Things
Notable awards


Suzanna Arundhati Roy (born 24 November 1961) is an Indian author best known for her novel The God of Small Things (1997), which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997 and became the best-selling book by a non-expatriate Indian author. She is also a political activist involved in human rights and environmental causes.

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