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Arundhati Roy

Author, 'The God of Small Things' and 'Capitalism: A Ghost Story'

Arundhati Roy is the author of The God of Small Things. Her most recent nonfiction book is Capitalism: A Ghost Story.

Why I Am Returning My Award

I am very pleased to have found (from somewhere way back in my past) a National Award that I can return, because it allows me to be a part of a political movement initiated by writers, filmmakers and academics in this country who have risen up against a kind of ideological viciousness and an assault on our collective IQ that will tear us apart and bury us very deep if we do not stand up to it now.
05/11/2015 10:50 AM IST