The God of Small Things Setting

Arundhati Roy
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Ayemenem

Ayemenem is a village in the province of Kerala, where the bulk of the action in the novel takes place. It is a place unique for its Syrian Christian population and the acceptance of Marxism.

Ayemenem House

Ayemenem House is the house belonging to the Ipe family. In 1969, Mammachi, Baby Kochamma, Kochu Maria, Ammu, Chacko, and the twins all live there. In 1993, Baby Kochamma is the only remaining family member living in the house, attended by Kochu Maria. She has allowed it to deteriorate. In contrast to earlier times, she keeps the place closed up tight because she fears intruders.

Paradise Pickles and Preserves

Paradise Pickles and Preserves is Mammachi’s pickle factory. It is located between the family's house and river. The factory was successful until Chacko takes over its management. Mammachi perfected many recipes there, including pickles, squash, jams, curry powders, and canned pineapples. Her recipe...

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