Arundhati Roy

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Birthday
24, 1961
Birthplace
India
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1961 (age 57)
Birthplace
India

About

Best known for her 1998 Man Booker Prize-winning novel The God of Small Things, this Indian writer and environmental and human rights activist also won an Indian National Film Award for penning the screenplay of a popular television movie. In 2004, she received the Sydney Peace Prize for her non-violent social activism work.

Before Fame

After studying at the School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, India, she secured employment at the National Institute of Urban Affairs.

Trivia

Her politically-themed nonfiction works include The Algebra of Infinite Justice and Capitalism: A Ghost Story.

Family Life

She married Indian director Pradip Krishen, with whom she collaborated on several film and television projects.

Associated With

In 2011, she publicly criticized the actions and anti-corruption movement of fellow Indian activist Anna Hazare.

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