Invitation to World Literature is a free multimedia series introducing readers to thirteen pieces of literature from around the world. Developed under the guidance of Professor David Damrosch of Harvard University, a world-renowned expert on world literature, the series includes videos of author and critic discussions, excerpts and background information on the texts, and key discussion points, timelines, and slideshows.
Explore Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things to experience the wealth of resources available on Invitation to World Literature. In addition to a basic timeline, background information and character overviews of The God of Small Things, there is a video explaining the role of caste in Indian society - an essential element of Roy's novel. The connections page provides citations for articles about Roy's work, as well as movies/popular interpretations/TV and music with similar characteristics.
In addition to being a must-see for literature lovers, this resources is especially well suited for students.