The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

By Arundhati Roy

Loved by our collective!

This unhurried, character-driven read absolutely shook me to my core when I read it for the first time. I had never felt like I had lived so many different lives or seen the world reflected back to me so honestly. The book is from 2016 but Roy's blistering examination of India's continued military occupation of Kashmir and rising religious nationalism remains extremely topical. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is the kind of book that will truly stay with you for a life-time and demands to be reread over and over again.

Content Warnings: Military & police violence, mob violence, torture, sexual violence (not graphic), death, alcoholism, mentions of the deaths of animals.

Esmé, Firestorm Collective member

Product Details

464 pages
Vintage (5/10/18)
5.1 x 1.1 x 7.8 inches


bipoc representation, queer representation, trans representation, transfem protagonist

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