Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

 Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a book full of negativity about India.  The negative thinking is actually the depression speaking.

In The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, Roy dissects life in India in the wake of the partition through the eyes of two characters: Anjum, a transgender woman who comes into her own only to find herself redefined by tragedy, turning to a cemetery in Delhi for refuge; and Tilo, a trained architect who journeys to the Kashmir region to reignite her on-and-off-again love affair with Musa, a freedom fighter.

The author puts her courage in wrong place. She tried to mimic Salman Rushide, but she failed. She is far away from the reality. She could not penetrate into the insights into human nature. The book is more focused on the authors hidden political agenda. It is lacking the ingenuity and the freshness of the The God of Small Things.

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