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Arundhati Roy

Geburtstag: 24. November 1961
Andere Namen: Suzanna Arundhati Roy

Suzanna Arundhati Roy ist eine indische Schriftstellerin, politische Aktivistin und Globalisierungskritikerin. Ihr literarisches Werk umfasst den Roman „Der Gott der kleinen Dinge“, mehrere politische Sachbücher und zahlreiche Essays.

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„Ich sehe bei Bin Laden und bei Bush das gleiche Handlungsmuster.“ Interview in "DER SPIEGEL", 15/2003, spiegel. de

„Für jeden „Terroristen“, jeden „Handlanger“ der getötet wird, werden auch Hunderte unschuldiger Menschen getötet. Und an die Stelle von hundert Unschuldigen, die sterben mussten, treten wahrscheinlich ein paar künftige Terroristen.“ Essay im SPIEGEL 44/2001


„Manche Dinge sind ihre eigene Strafe.“ Der Gott der kleinen Dinge, S. 136. Übersetzer: Anette Grube. btb Goldmann Verlag März 2000, ISBN 3-442-44838-7

„Jede Gesellschaft muss ihren eigenen Weg finden, Unterdrückung zu bekämpfen.“ Interview "DER SPIEGEL", 15/2003

„One beach-colored.
One brown.
One Loved.
One Loved a Little Less.“

„Our dreams have been doctored. We belong no where. We sail unanchored on troubled seas. We may never be allowed ashore. Our sorrows will never be sad enough. Our joys never happy enough. Our dreams never big enough. Our lives never important enough. To matter..“

„Who can know from the word goodbye what kind of parting is in store for us.“ The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

„The moment I saw her, a part of me walked out of my body and wrapped itself around her. And there it still remains.“ The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


„You have come to a stage where you almost have to work on yourself. You know, on finding some tranquility with which to respond to these things, because I realize that the biggest risk that many of us run is beginning to get inured to the horrors.“

„She was perhaps too young to realize that what she assumed was her love for [him] was actually a tentative, timorous, acceptance of herself.“ The God of Small Things

„The only dream worth having, I told her, is to dream that you will live while you're alive and die only when you're dead.“ The Cost of Living

„I think that I was quite a grown-up child, and I have been a pretty childish adult.“


„The American way of life is not sustainable. It doesn’t acknowledge that there is a world beyond America.“

„To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.“ The Cost of Living

„That's what careless words do. They make people love you a little less.“ The God of Small Things

„... the secret of the Great Stories is that theyno secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, you live as though you won’t. In the Great Stories you know who lives, who dies, who finds love, who doesn’t. And yet you want to know again. is their mystery and their magic.“ The God of Small Things

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