The God of Small Things by Indian writer, Arundhati Roy

One day in the southern Indian state of Kerala in December 1969, a little girl is drowned. The events leading up to this tragedy emerge in a beautifully told narrative of political turbulence and cross-caste love, set within a verdant landscape. With its cinematic time shifts and breathtaking prose, The God of Small Things is a modern masterpiece and deservedly won the Booker Prize in 1997.

‘Richly deserving the rapturous praise it has received on both sides of the Atlantic! The God of Small Things achieves a genuine tragic resonance. It is, indeed, a masterpiece.’ Observer

‘The God of Small Things genuinely is a masterpiece, utterly exceptional in every way, and there can be little doubt that posterity will place it very near the top of any shortlist of Indian novels published this century.’ William Dalrymple