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The God of Small Things. Collectible first Indian printing.: Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things. Collectible first Indian printing.: Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things. Collectible first Indian printing.: Roy, Arundhati The God of Small Things. Collectible first Indian printing.: Roy, Arundhati

The God of Small Things. Collectible first Indian printing.

Roy, Arundhati

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ISBN 10: 8186939008 / ISBN 13: 9788186939000
Published by Indiaink, New Delhi, India, 1997
Condition: Very Good- Hardcover
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A solid copy, light overall wear. Light reading wear, a very slight lean, faint rings or rubbing markings to front cover (black boards with silver titling). The jacket is still bright, tho' lightl;y rubbed along edges and folds. It is now in a new mylar wrapper. The dustjacket has never been glued/attached to the book. Corner crease to back flap, at bottom. Price not clipped, stating Rs 395. Has complete number line. There are faint remnants of a price sticker to front page (ffep), which we have cleaned up. This book, which won the Booker Prize in 1997, was published first in India, being announced on April 5, 1997, by its publishers Sanjeev Saith (or Seth) and Tarun Tejpal, who founded IndiaInk in November 1996. This book was to be their first publication. (Details gleaned from India50 News Desk article by Claire Scobie, and a later Guardian article.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 2397

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Title: The God of Small Things. Collectible first ...

Publisher: Indiaink, New Delhi, India

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good-

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Edition: First Indian Edition

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Set against a background of political turbulence in Kerala, this novel tells the story of twins Esthappen and Rahel. Amongst the vats of banana jam and heaps of peppercorns in their grandmother's factory they try to craft a childhood for themselves amidst what constitutes their family.


In her first novel, award-winning Indian screenwriter Arundhati Roy conjures a whoosh of wordplay that rises from the pages like a brilliant jazz improvisation. The God of Small Things is nominally the story of young twins Rahel and Estha and the rest of their family, but the book feels like a million stories spinning out indefinitely; it is the product of a genius child-mind that takes everything in and transforms it in an alchemy of poetry. The God of Small Things is at once exotic and familiar to the Western reader, written in an English that's completely new and invigorated by the Asian Indian influences of culture and language.

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