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Arundhati's second novel shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017

Arundhati Roy’s second novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has found a place among the 13 novels shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2017. The Booker judges opine that Arundhati’s novel is "a rich and vital book [that] comes from the bowels of India".

The Man Booker Prize worth £50,000 prize, was bagged by Arundhati Roy, 20 years ago, in her 1997 debut novel The God of Small Things.

A shortlist of six selected from these 13 will be declared on September 13th, while the winning book will be announced on 17 October.

According to Baroness Lola Young, chair of the 2017 judging panel, for its 49th year, the 13 shortlisted novels for the Man Booker Prize "showcase a diverse spectrum - not only of voices and literary styles but of protagonists too".