Skip to main content

Why should you read “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy? - Laura Wright


2,238 Questions Answered

TEDEd Animation

Let’s Begin…

Set in a small town in India, “The God of Small Things” revolves around fraternal twins Rahel and Estha, who are separated for 23 years after the fateful hours in which their cousin drowns, their mother’s affair is revealed, and her lover is murdered. The book is set at the point of the twins’ reunion and confronts the social mores of India. Laura Wright dives into Arundhati Roy’s masterful storytelling.

About TED-Ed Animations

TED-Ed Animations feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed Animation? Nominate yourself here »

Meet The Creators

  • Educator Laura Wright
  • Director Martina Meštrović
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Martina Meštrović
  • Editor Martina Meštrović
  • Character Designer Martina Meštrović
  • Layout Artist Martina Meštrović
  • Sound Designer Ivailo Stefanov
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Iseult Gillespie
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

More from The World's People and Places