The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy
‘The unmissable literary read of the summer' (TIME), this is the first novel in twenty years from Booker-Prize winning author of The God of Small Things. Told over 50 years, leading up to the present day, the story pivots around two women, Anjum and Tilo. Together they take us on an intimate journey across the Indian subcontinent – from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi, into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond to the valley of Kashmir and the forests of central India. £9.49, amazon.co.uk
Words by Imogen Blackwell. The Iris Letter June 2017.