UChicago Pittsburgh Alumni Book Group

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy

Cost: Complimentary

The Pittsburgh Book Club will meet at 7PM on Tuesday, October 10, to discuss The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy. The October Book Club will be held at the Squirrel Hill home of Donna Coufal, AB’75. Contact Steve Shandor, AB'84, MBA'88 at steve.shandor@gmail.com to let us know you are coming. Location details will be sent upon registering for the event.

We hope to see you all there! Below is a brief description of the book:

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is the second novel by Indian writer Arundhati Roy, published in 2017, twenty years after her Booker-prize winning debut, The God of Small Things.

The novel deals with some of the darkest and most violent episodes of modern Indian history, from land reform that disowned poor farmers to the 2002 Godhra train burning and Kashmir insurgency. Roy's characters run the gamut of Indian society and include a trans woman (hijra), a rebellious architect, and her landlord who is a supervisor in the intelligence service. The narrative takes place in Delhi.

Event Contact
Steve Shandor, AB'84, MBA'88
Staff Liaison


If you have any questions regarding logistics of the event; i.e. where to meet, special request, parking, etc. please contact the Event Contact listed above.