A Stylistic Analysis of Arundhati Roy’s The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

R. Kalpana


Stylistic devices and grammatical deviations have been liberally employed by novelists and poets to bring in certain specific effects in the minds of the readers. Arundhati Roy in her novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness employs these devices liberally to bring in the same effects. This article explicates some of the deviations and devices employed by Roy. This is not an exhaustive detailing of the devices, but a mere snapshot of the conventions flouted and deviations deliberately induced by Roy.



Arundhati Roy; Stylistics; Simile; Metaphor; Short sentence; Repetition; Paralleism

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Arundati, R. (2017). The ministry of utmost happiness. Penguin Books.

Simpson, P. (2004). Stylistics: A resource book for students. Psychology Press.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/10257


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