About the Book:
Still, to say that it all began when Sophie Mol came to Ayemenem is only one way of looking at it . . .
It could be argued that it actually began thousands of years ago. Long before the Marxists came. Before the British took Malabar, before the Dutch Ascendancy, before Vasco da Gama arrived, before the Zamorin’s conquest of Calicut. Before Christianity arrived in a
boat and seeped into Kerala like tea from a teabag. That it really began in the days when the Love Laws were made. The laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.
About the Author:
In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that’s completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences of culture and language.
The theme of this book is the – ” Violation of Love laws “
The main protagonist – Rahel and Estha (Faternal twins) and Ammu (their mother). Their mother fell in love with a untouchable person “Velutha” which are against to their society. And they both siblings had physical relationship in the end because they thought no one can understand them better than they both does…”Only that once again they broke the love laws , That lay down who should be lived .And how. And how much”. This is not a easy read. There is so many meanings are hidden in a single line , you have to re-read the line , the para, the chapter . But this is a worth reading. The author – Arundhati Roy really deserves this booker prize for this masterpiece and she used a very lucid language in this book
My favorite lines -.”Anything can happen to anyoneIt’s best to be prepared”.
It seems like a movie while I’m reading. Highly recommendable for fiction lovers .