Arundhati Roy's 'My Seditious Heart' to hit stands soon

'My Seditious Heart', collects all her works from two decades of writing political essays as a way of 'opening up space for justice, freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment.'

Published: 23rd June 2019 11:09 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2019 11:09 AM   |  A+A-

Arundhati Roy

Writer and activist Arundhati Roy during the All India Convention against Fascist offensive in New Delhi on January 21, 2019. (Photo| Parveen Negi, EPS)


NEW DELHI: A compilation of previously published essays written by celebrated author Arundhati Roy will hit the stands soon across India, announced publishing house Penguin on Saturday.

The book, "My Seditious Heart", collects the entire works spanning over a period of two decades since the author first decided to devote herself to the political essay as a way of "opening up space for justice, rights and freedoms in an increasingly hostile environment."

Best known for her debut novel "The God of Small Things", which won the 1997 Man Booker Prize and catapulted her into fame, Roy is also author to several non-fiction books including "The End of Imagination", "The Algebra of Infinite Justice", "Listening to Grasshoppers", "Broken Republic" and "The Doctor and The Saint".

"Radical and readable, they speak always in defence of the collective, of the individual and of the land, in the face of the destructive logic of financial, social, religious, military and governmental elites," said the publisher in a statement.

When taken together these essays trace Roy's journey from her first book to her last "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" - a journey marked by compassion, clarity and courage, it added.

Roy came out with her second work of fiction "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness" in 2017 after a hiatus of 20 years.

Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, the book has been translated into nearly 50 languages, including Hindi and Urdu.

Stay up to date on all the latest Books news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp