The God of Small Things
The God of Small Things is the story of young twins Rahel and Estha told largely through Rahel’s eyes. As the product of an inquisitive child’s mind that takes in things and transforms them in an alchemy of poetry, the book is written in a song-like voice. By telling the story of the twins’ experiences and that of their split family, the book repeatedly invokes the “Love Laws” dictating “who should be loved, and how. And how much”. With its immersive language and skillfully crafted narrative, the book, which won the Booker Prize in 1997, is equal parts compelling and provocative.