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Suzanna Arundhati Roy is an Indian novelist, writer and activist. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her first novel, “The God of Small Things”, and the Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize. “The God of Small Things” is the only novel written by Roy. She has since devoted herself solely to nonfiction and politics, publishing two more collections of essays, as well as working for social causes.
Roy is a figure-head of the anti-globalization/alter-globalization movement and a vehement critic of neo-imperialism and of the global policies of the United States. In response to India’s testing of nuclear weapons in Pokhran, Rajasthan, Roy wrote “The End of Imagination” (1998), a critique of the Indian government’s nuclear policies.
Roy was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in May 2004 for her work in social campaigns and her advocacy of non-violence.
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