Arundhati Roy is an Indian author and political activist. She is best known for winning the Man Booker Prize for her novel The God of Small Things. Her novel became the most best-selling book by any expatriate Indian author. She has also been involved in human rights and environmental causes.
The book describes the lonely and sad life of Ammu, mother of Esthappen and Rahel, who had married a man who turns out to be an alcoholic and is also abusive towards her. In an attempt to escape the misery that is her marriage, she runs away to live with her grandmother, Mammachi and Chacko. When Chacko learns about the accident of his ex-wife’s husband, he invites her and her daughter Sophie for Christmas. This is when the twins realize the tragic fact that things can change in a day. Their life suddenly takes a new and unexpected turn.