Everything you need to understand or teach The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.
In The Ministry of Utmost Unhappiness, author Arundhati Roy paints a compelling picture of Indian politics and the Kashmiri separatist movement from a variety of perspectives, including government officials, activists, and outcasts. Among them, the novel focuses on two women: Anjum, an Old Delhi hermaphrodite, and Tilottama, a mysterious woman from Kerala. When a baby appears amongst a throng of protestors and activists in Delhi, Anjum and Tilottama’s lives cross. The novel tackles themes of national belonging, gender identity, and political oppression and resistance.