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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy (b. November 24, 1961) is an Indian novelist, author of The God of Small Things[?], for which she won the Booker Prize. Born in Kerala to a Christian mother and a Bengali Hindu father, she was raised in poverty and even supported herself selling empty beer bottles. Poverty and class distinction are important themes in her writing.

Roy is also a well known peace activist.

In 2002 she was convicted of contempt of court by the Supreme Court in New Delhi for accusing the court of attempting to silence protests against the Narmada Dam[?] project, but received only a symbolic sentence of one day in prison.

See also: anti-globalization movement.

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