Arundhati Roy Is The World's Sixth Most Important Thinker: Poll

26/03/2015 3:31 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Indian author and poltical activist Arundhati Roy gestures as she addresses activists from The Popular Front of India, a confederation of Muslim organizations in India, during a protest rally in New Delhi on September 15, 2012. Thousands of Muslims and Aboriginal Tribals or Adivasis took part in the nationwide protest demanding the release of innocent priosners held 'undertrial' in the country's prisons. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/GettyImages)

LONDON — Man Booker Prize-winning Indian author Arundhati Roy has been voted the world's sixth "most important thinker" by the readers of Prospect magazine.

Roy, best known for her award-winning novel The God of Small Things, has written widely on the status of women in Indian society, corporate corruption and Kashmiri independence.

Thomas Piketty, French economist topped the list after his Capital in the 21st Century became a surprise best-seller, followed by Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and US author Naomi Klein at the second and third spot respectively. Interestingly, British comedian Russell Brand features on the fourth position in the list.

Here is the complete list of winners:

World's Most Important Thinkers

(With inputs from IANS)

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