The God of Small Things is an ambitious meditation on the fortunes of an Indian family. It is the ecstatic prose of Roy’s novel that make it compulsive reading—you will find yourself re-reading, and perhaps memorizing, Roy’s poetry-infused sentences. It is about two Indian twins, and their navigation of historical pressures—the promises of Communism, the pieties of Christianity, the rigidities of India's caste system. Roy’s novel asks profound questions about the violence of the past.
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy