Vol. 1, Issue 6 (2014)
The Narrative Technique and the Role of Social Realism in Arundhanti Roy's "The god of Small Things"
Author(s): Krishma Chaudhary
Abstract: The present research work deals with the narrative art and Arundhati Roy's famous booker winner novel "The god of small Things". It is a story about the childhood experiences of the twins whose lives are destroyed by the "Love Laws" that lay down "Who should be loved, and how. How much"? The novel describes how the small things in life affect people's behaviour and their lives. The book won the "Booker Prize" in 1997. The book took four years to write. The god of small things is not written in a sequential narrative style in which events unfold chronologically. This non-sequential narrative style, which determines the form of the novel, is an extremely useful authorial tool. In this essay we discussed the art of narration and role of social realism in the famous novel "The god of small Things".