Arundhati Roy has never minced her words. But, in the Man Booker Prize-winning novel The God Of Small Things, she weaves stories within stories. It's not just about the caste politics of Kerala, no. It's a story that crisscrosses through time, and talks about them all. It's about the love of Ammu and Velutha that cannot happen, it's about a divorced Margaret nursing her wounds in the company of her heartbroken ex-husband, it's about Estha, who is scarred for life after being molested by a vendor in a movie hall, and about Rahel.

On her 55th birthday, here are twenty-five quotes from this book, that will stay with you forever.

And life goes on...

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