9 Best Books Written By Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy is an Indian author, activist, and public intellectual known for her thought-provoking writing and activism.

Roy gained international recognition with her debut novel, "The God of Small Things," which won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1997. Here we have listed the best book written by this famous author. 

This critically acclaimed debut novel tells the story of two fraternal twins growing up in Kerala, India.

The God of Small Things

Roy's second novel takes place in contemporary India and follows the lives of diverse characters, including a transgender woman, a Kashmiri freedom fighter, and a Dalit activist.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

In this book, Roy presents two essays that examine the works of Mahatma Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar.

The Doctor and the Saint

This collection of essays by Roy reflects on the struggles for freedom, justice, and self-determination in contemporary India.


Based on Roy's experiences and interactions with Maoist guerrilla fighters in India's Dandakaranya forest, this book offers an intimate and sympathetic account of the armed struggle.

Walking with the Comrades

This book covers a wide range of topics, including democracy, dissent, resistance, and the power dynamics between the marginalized and the powerful.

My Seditious Heart

Roy explores the effects of globalization and imperialism on developing countries, particularly focusing on the United States as a global superpower.

An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire

This book discusses various socio-political issues in India, including the country's nuclear weapons program, Hindu nationalism, and the Kashmir conflict.

The Algebra of Infinite Justice

Roy sheds light on the struggles and aspirations of marginalized communities affected by violence and displacement.

Broken Republic

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