City Sighting – Arundhati Roy, Somewhere in Delhi
The dog of small things.
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
One winter morning The Delhi Walla sighted Arundhati Roy in a central Delhi apartment.
According to reports in newspapers, the author of The God of Small Things is writing her second novel. But she looked too free to me.
Holding a pale-green mug of coffee, the wild-haired novelist was on the phone, and was sitting beside a little brown dog.
After the chat ended, the brown dog started to lick her face; Ms Roy loved back by kissing the dog’s nose. She then gently took the dog in her arms, and hugged the little one tightly, as if this soft furred bundle were her new novel’s final draft.
The novelist and her friend