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The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy

Label
The ministry of utmost happiness
Title
The ministry of utmost happiness
Statement of responsibility
Arundhati Roy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared. Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who loved her. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love-and by hope. For this reason, they are as steely as they are fragile, and they never surrender. This ravishing, magnificent book reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts
Summary
A provocative love story meanders through a spectrum of powerful emotions experienced by diverse protagonists, including a grieving father who writes a letter profiling the people who came to his 5-year-old daughter's funeral and two longtime friends at a guest house who sleep wrapped around each other like newlyweds
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560687
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roy, Arundhati
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Self-realization
  • Delhi (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=PRU_449540&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780241980774-PRU1299038-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780241980774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The ministry of utmost happiness, Arundhati Roy
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=PRU_449540&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780241980774-PRU1299038-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780241980774
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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