Strangling Tribulations Of Repression: An Unbreakable Snare?

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The Strangling Tribulations of Repression: An Unbreakable Snare

Arundhati Roy begins her novel The God of Small Things with a quote from English author John Berger: “Never again will a single story be told as though it’s the only one.” The novel takes this quote to heart, consisting not of a single story but a fragmentary plotline weaving in and out of the lives of all of its characters, traversing the twenty-four year span between 1969 and 1993. The stories center in the town of Ayemenem in Kerala, India, and follow members of the wealthy Christian Ipe family. The thread of the deep past, woven in between snatches of the present, follows the life of Imperial Entomologist Shri Benaan John Ipe, known throughout the novel as Pappachi, who he
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