Famed Indian author and activist Arundhati Roy was born in Shillong, India in 1959. She studied architecture in New Delhi, where she now lives, and has worked as a film designer, actor, and screenplay writer in India. Her first novel, The God of Small Things, won the 1997 Booker Prize, Britain’s most prestigious literary award. It has sold six million copies and has been translated into over 20 languages worldwide. She is also the author of several non-fiction books: The Checkbook and the Cruise Missile, The Cost of Living, Power Politics and An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire. She gave an address on war, resistance and the presidency to the American Sociological Association in San Francisco on August 16, 2004.
Length: 90 min
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