Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness never figures out what kind of novel it wants to be

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In the 20 years since she won the Man Booker Prize for her debut novel, The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy has written only non-fiction. She authored editorials about Kashmiri separatism, criticized neoliberal economic trends in post-millennium India, and publicly lamented the then-nomination of Narendra Modi for…