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The Resource The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Label
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Title
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Statement of responsibility
Arundhati Roy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared.Anjum, who used to be Aftab, unrolls a threadbare carpet in a city graveyard that she calls home. A baby appears quite suddenly on a pavement, a little after midnight, in a crib of litter. The enigmatic S. Tilottama is as much of a presence as she is an absence in the lives of the three men who loved her.The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love-and by hope. For this reason, they are as steely as they are fragile, and they never surrender. This ravishing, magnificent book reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts
Summary
A provocative love story meanders through a spectrum of powerful emotions experienced by diverse protagonists, including a grieving father who writes a letter profiling the people who came to his 5-year-old daughter's funeral and two longtime friends at a guest house who sleep wrapped around each other like newlyweds
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
  • Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10560687
Cataloging source
DLC
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Roy, Arundhati
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Literary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_449540
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241980774
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Control code
BORROWBOX:PRU_449540
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780241980774
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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