Talk:Arundhati Roy

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Edit request to include "Sedition Charges"[edit]

[1] http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/sedition-case-registered-against-arundhati-roy-geelani-69431, http://www.indianexpress.com/news/kashmir-has-never-been-integral-part-of-india-arundhati/701793/

Kindly add the following to Arundhati Roy's page under "Sedition Charge", as this is very critical to her biography. Sedition charges Writer Arundhati Roy, Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and others were booked on charges of sedition by Delhi Police for their "anti-India" speech at a seminar. The filing of the FIR came following a directive from a local court on a petition filed by Sushil Pandit who alleged that Geelani and Roy made anti-India speeches at a conference on "Azadi-the Only Way" on October 21,2010. In the words of Arundhati Roy "Kashmir has never been an integral part of India. It is an a historical fact. Even the Indian government has accepted this".

Rockthemind (talk) 04:20, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

On hold until it's cleaned up a little bit. If you can clean this up I see no problem with adding it. Lose some of the specificity, copyedit, and make it easier to follow please! :) gwickwire | Leave a message 21:50, 16 October 2012 (UTC)
On hold, still until it meets NPOV. Please try to write this from a less biased point of view. It would benefit from having the last sentence removed or sourced. gwickwire | Leave a message 18:49, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. I'm okay with adding this now. The sourcing could be improved, but it looks fine to me. Well, it looks like someone beat me to it. It's in its own section now! I went ahead and added your information to the article. Thanks! gwickwire | Leave a message 19:39, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

An Atlas of Impossible Longing should be added as her latest book. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.90.38.240 (talk) 15:48, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Edit request - Adding her full name[edit]

I am requesting edit access to add her full name as Suzanna Arundhati Roy. For reference, please find the encyclopaedia Britannica page here - http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/511182/Arundhati-Roy 70.178.221.18 (talk) 09:57, 21 November 2012 (UTC)joyez, 21st Nov. 2012

I second this request. The subject's full name is SUZANNA ARUNDHATI ROY, and there are several multiple credible and trustworthy sources for this fact which even a trivial google search will throw up. 202.3.77.183 (talk) 11:00, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. You'll need to provide the sources, we won't hunt for you. Also, next time, put {{edit semi-protected}} somewhere when you make a request so I can see it :) gwickwiretalkediting 21:26, 24 March 2013 (UTC)
Umm, dude, he's already given a source. What, Encyclopedia Britannica not good enough source for Wikipedia now? LOL! 202.3.77.183 (talk) 14:51, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
Done -Nathan Johnson (talk) 15:55, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Edit request - Replace incorrect obsolete link to transcript of speech on 18 September 2002 and conversation with Howard Zinn[edit]

Under the section Speeches, Essays, Interviews, the entry 'Come September - transcript of speech on 18 September 2002 and conversation with Howard Zinn' is linked to http://nmazca.com/verba/roy.htm. This page doesn't exist, and the transcript can't be found elsewhere on the nmazca.com webste. Please replace the link. I suggest http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0211/S00035.htm Dru09 (talk) 09:31, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Thanks for pointing that out! -- Irn (talk) 17:29, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 2 June 2013[edit]

The article says Arundhati Roy is the niece of Prannoy Roy. However, the cited article says the following. It was to this place that an emotionally-battered Mary returned after her marriage to Ranjit Roy (NDTV head, Prannoy Roy's uncle) broke up in 1963.

Since the father of Arundhati Roy was Prannoy Roy's uncle, Arundhati Roy is the cousin of Prannoy Roy. It may also be noted that this point is inconsequential here since there is no documentation of any contact between Prannoy Roy and Arundhati Roy. I have come across no interviews she has given for NDTV other than a minute or two snippets for NDTV journalists. She has given an interview to NDTV Hindi and we do not know if that has anything to do with Prannoy Roy. Hence, it may be specified that this relationship does not translate into anything beyond a genetic accident.


Amithbelur (talk) 16:21, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Done - Looks like this was changed a couple of weeks ago by an editor who misinterpreted that article as pertaining to Arundhati herself rather than her mother, Mary. Easy mistake to make, also easily corrected. Thanks! --ElHef (Meep?) 21:18, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Controversial Writer[edit]

The fact that she has faced sedition charges and alleged link with Maoist labels her as a controversial writer. The same should be mentioned in the title in the introduction page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 210.212.144.141 (talk) 10:27, 2 September 2013 (UTC)

File:Arundhati Roy W.jpg to appear as POTD[edit]

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Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy (b. 1961) is an Indian author and political activist who won the 1997 Man Booker Prize with her debut novel The God of Small Things. Born in Shillong, Meghalaya, Roy wrote several screenplays in the late 1980s after meeting (and later marrying) director Pradip Krishen. She wrote The God of Small Things over a four-year period ending in 1996; it was published the following year and received positive international reviews, although in India the work was controversial. She has continued to write essays and articles, but has yet to publish another novel.

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