The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

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To what extent are autobiographical elements present in the novel The God of Small Things?

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It is an interesting question to consider how much a work of fiction reflects the life and concerns of its author. When we examine this excellent novel in this light, we are able to detect some similarities. Arundhati Roy herself studied architecture like her heroine, Rahel, though now no longer pursues it. Interestingly, given the massive success of this, her first novel, she has never written another work of fiction. Instead, she has...

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