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The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

Life is comprised of things, big and small. It is the small ones that get us.

Just like how I chanced this book. Miraculously one day, the book was lying on the sofa, my favorite sofa in the house. If it had been on another sofa, chances are that it would have been put away before I laid my eyes on it. How did it land on the sofa? It turned out a friend of my husband's had visited. He had stored a few boxes of things in our basement, with this book in one of them. He had come to pick up a few things. He took the book out with the intention of taking it with him. But he forgot to.

One small thing after another. I was lead to this book, God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy.

As soon as I started reading it, I was completely enthralled. I couldn't put it away. It is a story situated so far far away, yet it arouses unlikely familiarity. Childhood. Motherhood. Womanhood. There is something about the language, too. It was unconventional. Yet completely natural. It is true that Roy h…
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