Arundhati Roy, Writer-ActivistModern India’s most captivating multi-causal writer and essayist, Arundhati Roy has agitated against nuclear proliferation, participated in the Narmada Bachao Andolan and passionately opposed the Iraq war. And, of course, there’s the Booker-winning The God of Small Things, an international bestseller. Originally trained as an architect, she mined into her campus life to script the 1988 cult classic, In Which Annie Gives it Those Ones. Other film assignments include a role in Massey Sahib (1985) and the screenplay of Electric Moon (1991). Arundhati Roy’s account, The Road to Harsud, on the death of a 700-year-old town caused by the Sardar Sarovar Dam, was our July 26, 2004 cover story.