The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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Discuss satire and irony in The God of Small Things.

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In this excellent novel Arundhati Roy seems to turn her rapier-like wit and intellect on many aspects of modern Indian life, as well as traditional Indian life. You might like to consider how she variously satirises the caste system, the British Raj and British involvement in India, Communism, globalisation and development. These are just some of the targets that she demolishes.

One of the more amusing examples for me is seen in Chapter One when Rahel returns to her old family home and sees the transformation that buying a satellite dish has wrought in Baby Kochamma and how old serials and...

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