Exploring The Interrelationship Between Nature and women In Arundhati Roy's the God of Small Things

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of English, K L (Deemed to be University), Andhra Pradesh, India. krishna.chatur@gmail.com

2 Associate Professor& Head, Department of English, K L (Deemed to be University), Andhra Pradesh, India. slavanya.klu@gmail.com


The current paper is an endeavour to interpret Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things (1997) from an ecofeminist perspective. Arundhati Roy, who is perceived as a famous political and ecological campaigner, condemns as well as features the provisos of current Indian hybrid culture. Roy isn't against any sort of development, however she criticises the social order which lacks transparency and equilibrium. She is against the misuse of Nature and natural resources by human beings in the name of progress of civilization, the prevalence of male centric approach and the enslavement of women in the society, and the supremacy and dominion of the powerful over the weak and unprivileged. In The God of Small Things, the writer censures this faulty hierarchical framework, which blindly follows the jurisdiction of patriarchal society, and believes that this should be taken care of with appropriate economic planning. Roy even discovers similarities between ecological divergence and social disharmony. This paper attempts to inspect each one of these issues from an eco-feminist point of view. Nature's rebel against man's unusual activities has been enquired with quieted with muted group theory and backchannel communication motifs. The flora and the fauna were permitted to vent out their stifled sentiments and desires, and they emblematically speak for the deprived weaker sections of the society. How ecology turns into a significant mechanism of correspondence is also investigated in the paper.