Ready Reference Treatise: The God of Small Things
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Chapter One: Introduction
The God of Small Things is the first novel authored by Arundhati Roy. The book was published in 1997.
The story is based on the childhood experiences of fraternal twins. During their childhood the twins were guided by the Love Laws which were laid down. It was told them who should be loved, and how, and how much should they love. It is the small things in life which create a great influence, affecting the people’s behaviour and their lives. It is the only book which follows very unconventional themes of fiction writing. The book was highly acclaimed and it brought the Booker Prize in 1977 to Arundhati Roy.