Not A Small Thing
The Booker academy makes a special, hand-bound, hard-cover edition of the winner’s book, in an exquisite case, just a single copy to be handed over to the author. Guess where Arundhati Roy’s copy of this unique edition of The God of Small Things is? With her friend and philosopher, N. Ram of The Hindu, which Arundhati presented to him and his wife Mariam on their wedding anniversary. “She is like that; she would give her most prized possessions to friends without a thought,” he says. Ram keeps it carefully wrapped in soft cloth, safely in a cupboard in his study, and shows it proudly when friends drop in.
For all those who are still rubbing their eyes in disbelief at Donald Trump’s run for the president of the US, here’s a timely book on the stands. The...