Arundhati Roy Quotes and Biography 2022
Arundhati Roy is an Indian author who is 61 years of age as of the year 2022. She was born on 23rd November 1961 and was born in Shillong, Assam, India. She is well-known for her novel The God of Small Things in the year of 1997 which earned her Man Booker Prize for Fiction in the same year 1997. It became the best-selling book by an Indian author who is a non-expatriate.
Another part of her is a political activist who is involved in environmental causes and human rights. She, as a writer and also an actress, is well-known for her other works such as Aapko Pehle Bhi Kahin Dekha Hai in the year of 2003, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones in the year of 1989 and Electric Moon in the year of 1992. She is now married with Pradip Krishen and was previously married to Gerard da Cunha.
Early life, Family and Relationship
Arundhati Roy was born to Ranjit Roy, a Bengali Hindu tea plantation manager from Calcutta and Mary Roy, a Malayali Jacobite Syrian Christian who was a women’s rights activist from Kerala.
Father: Ranjit Roy
Mother: Mary Roy
Brother: Lalit Kumar Christopher Roy
She has been brought to Kerala when was two years old when her parents divorced her mother and brother. They were living in her Roy’s maternal grandfather in Ooty, Tamil Nadu. Their family moved to Kerala again where her mother started a school. She attended a school at the Corpus Christi, Kottayam and after that in the Lawrence School, Lovedale, in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.
Then she studied architecture in the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi where she met with her first husband architect Gerard da Cunha. They got married with each other in the year 1978 and lived in Delhi and later in Goa before they got separated and divorced in the year of 1982.
Arundhati Roy Success and career
Arundhati Roy in her early career worked in television and movies and she wrote the screenplays for the project of In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones in the year of 1989. This movie was based on her experiences as a student of architecture and she was also appearing in the same as a performer and Electric Moon in the year of 1992. It was both directed by Pradip Krishen, her husband during their marriage.
She won her National Film Award for Best Screenplay for her, In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones in the year 1988. She has got attention in the year of 1994 when she did crit Shekhar Kapur’s film Bandit Queen which was based on the life of Phoolan Devi.
In her movie review The Great Indian Rape Trick she has questioned the person regarding the rights and also charged him for exploiting Phoolan Devi by making an idea of her life being a misrepresentation.
Arundhati Roy Quotes
- There’s really no such thing as the voiceless. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard.
- If we were to lose the ability to be emotional, if we were to lose the ability to be angry, to be outraged, we would be robots. And I refuse that.
- Either way, change will come. It could be bloody or it could be beautiful. It depends on us.
- Change is one thing. Acceptance is another.
- Things can change in a day.
- Empathy may be the single most important quality that must be nurtured to give peace a fighting chance.
- Anything’s possible in Human Nature, love, madness, hope and infinite joy.
- It is curious how sometimes the memory of death lives on for so much longer than the memory of the life that is purloined.
- Fiction is too beautiful to be about just one thing. It should be about everything.
- That’s what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.
- Some things come with their own punishments.
- I am completely a loner. In my head I want to feel I can be anywhere. There is a sort of recklessness that being a loner allows me.
- Excitement Always Leads to Tears.
- It was a time when the unthinkable became the thinkable and the impossible really happened.
- People always loved best what they identified most with.
- That it really began in the days when the Love Laws were made. The laws that lay down who should be loved, and how. And how much.
- Although you know that one day you will die, you live as if you won’t.
- Heaven opened and the water hammered down, reviving the reluctant old well, green mossing the pigless pigsty, carpet bombing still, tea-colored puddles the way memory bombs still, tea-colored minds.
- The fact that something so fragile, so unbearably tender had survived, had been allowed to exist, was a miracle.
- His gratitude widened his smile and bent his back.
- Enemies can’t break your spirit, only friends can.
- Do we need weapons to fight wars? Or do we need wars to create markets for weapons?
- Here they learned to wait. To Watch. To think thoughts and not voice them
- It’s a battle of those who know how to think against those who know how to hate.
- Our sorrows will never be sad enough. Our joys never happy enough. Our dreams never big enough. Our lives never important enough. To matter.
- If you are happy in a dream, does that count?
- The tired wisdom of knowing that what goes around eventually comes around.
- He folded his fear into a perfect rose. He held it out in the palm of his hand. She took it from him and put it in her hair.
- Pointed in the wrong direction, trapped outside their own history and unable to retrace their steps because their footprints had been swept away.
- Life went on. Death went on. The war went on.