Roy is working on her new novel, the release of which will generate attention for her non-fiction writing.
Arundhati Roy is among the best-known writers and social justice activists in the world today, with a committed global audience.
Her best-selling 1997 novel “The God of Small Things” and her courageous, popular interviews and essays on war and peace, contemporary India and Kashmir, U.S. imperial power, and a renewal of popular democracy across the world, have earned her a large audience and international profile.
Roy's writings on Southeast Asia come at a time of renewed interest in the subcontinent. But Roy offers an essential counterpoint to the caricatured Western image surrounding India's precarious version of secular democracy.
The topics Roy explores are also of global concern. These include war, terrorism, national and ethnic identity, social inequality, and more.
Roy's writing on Gandhi generated significant controversy when published in India, where criticism of Gandhi and his politics are virtually nonexistent.