The God of Small Things

Asian Geographic - - Celebratin­g Outstandin­g Brands In Asia - BY: ARUND­HATI ROY

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.

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