Talking with Authors: Arundhati Roy Discusses Her Work
Grades: 9 - 12

Video Description: New February 2023! Winner of the Man Booker Prize in 1997 for her groundbreaking novel “The God of Small Things,” Arundhati Roy is an esteemed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, and a bold political and environmental activist. In this interview Roy discusses the nature and importance of her work and why she does it.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Literature-285**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Author Arundhati Roy begins with explaining the duality of the awards she has achieved. They are both an honor and a protection. After viewing the entire video, ask students to write few paragraphs on why she would need protection.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.