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Arundhati Roy

Indian author, actress, activist
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Callie Bretthauer

on 25 May 2011

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ARUNDHATI ROY MORE THAN JUST AN AUTHOR Born Nov. 24, 1961 in Shillong, India Full name is Suzanna Arundhati Roy Father was a Bengali tea planter Mother was a Christian of Syrian descent Trained in New Delhi as an architect despite limited interest Wanted a writing career instead Was an artist and aerobics instructor wrote and costarred in the film "In Which Annie Gives It to Those Ones (1989)" Later wrote scripts for the film "Electric Moon"
(1992) and several television dramas Wrote 2 articles in 1995 claiming that Shekhar Kapur’s film "Bandit Queen" exploited Phoolan Devi Articles caused an UPROAR! Roy had
to go to court and afterwards decided to live more privately and to continue working on her novel Early Life Controversy An Author In 1997, "The God of Small Things" was published Received some very critical reviews,
but a majority raved about the novel Semiautobiographical became the biggest-selling book by a
non-expatriate Indian author won the 1998 Man Booker Prize for Fiction EVEN MORE... Arundhati Roy wrote... "Power Politics" (2001) "War Tallk" (2003) "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire" (2004) Profound Recognition S h e also r e c i e v e d FOR HER ADVOCACY OF HUMANS RIGHTS Lannan Cultural Freedom Award in 2002 Sydney Peace Prize in 2004 Sahitya Akademi Award from the
Indian Academy of Letters in 2006 active in many human rights and environmental causes was leader in efforts to prevent construction of dams in Namada vocally supported Maoist-supported Naxalite insurgency groups Outside of Literature Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers (2009) Led an antinuclear march in Shanti Van Married Gerard da Cunha, but then divorced Married filmmaker Pradip Krishen in 1993
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