A Suitable Boy (Volume 1)




      A Suitable Boy (Volume 1)
Vikram Seth s novel is, at its core, a love story the tale of Lata s and her mother, Mrs Rupa Mehra s attempts to find a suitable boy for Lata, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal Set in the early 1950s in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves A sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition, humor and sadness, prejudice and reconciliation, the most delicate social etiquette and the most appalling violence. New Read eBook A Suitable Boy (Volume 1) by Vikram Seth – bluevapours.co.uk

Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children s writer, biographer and memoirist During the course of his doctorate studies at Stanford, he did his field work in China and translated Hindi and Chinese poetry into English He returned to Delhi via Xinjiang and Tibet which led to a travel narrative From Heaven Lake Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet 1983 which won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award The Golden Gate A Novel in Verse 1986 was his first novel describing the experiences of a group of friends who live in California A Suitable Boy 1993 , an epic of Indian life set in the 1950s, got him the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize His poetry includes The Humble Administrator s Garden 1985 and All You Who Sleep Tonight 1990 His Beastly Tales from Here and There 1992 is children s book consisting of ten stories in verse about animals.In 2005, he published Two Lives, a family memoir written at the suggestion of his mother, which focuses on the lives of his great uncle Shanti Behari Seth and German Jewish great aunt Henny Caro who met in Berlin in the early 1930s while Shanti was a student there and with whom Seth stayed extensively on going to England at age 17 for school As with From Heaven Lake, Two Lives contains much autobiography.An unusually forthcoming writer whose published material is replete with un or thinly disguised details as to the personal lives of himself and his intimates related in a highly engaging narrative voice, Seth has said that he is somewhat perplexed that his readers often in consequence presume to an unwelcome degree of personal familiarity with him.

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  • Paperback
  • 678 pages
  • A Suitable Boy (Volume 1)
  • Vikram Seth
  • English
  • 17 March 2018
  • 1857993578

10 thoughts on “ A Suitable Boy (Volume 1)

  1. Christine says:

    There is something about train rides Maybe it s because I HATE flying, maybe it s the beautiful places outside the window, who knows There is something about riding trains During my last train ride, I was seated next to a woman who loved to read, so course we began to trade you should read this lists And there is nothing better than that.This was one of the books she recommended I saw it at ...

  2. AfroLit says:

    BBC Radio full cast drama, never disappoints I want to listen to , but right now I feel the need to read the book so I can stay with this dramatic love story.

  3. Selma says:

    Pri u po inje sa jednim vjen anjem To je velik dan za obitelj Mehra, gospo a Rupa Mehra zadovoljna je svojim izborom supruga za k er Savitu, osim nje ima i sina Aruna, koji je o enjen sa snahom Minak i, iz obitelji tamo njeg uglednog suca ater ija, ivi u Kalkuti, a s njima ivi i neo enjeni sin Varun, dok je najmla a k er Lata jo uvijek s majkom Nakon to je udala ...

  4. Millicent says:

    I enjoyed this book, despite having been warned off it by the proprietor of the used bookstore in Malaysia where I bought it he gave it to me for free because he said he could not, in good conscience, charge me for such a bad book The problem is that it doesn t really work as a stand alone Most people seem to have read the single volume version, which is long but at least doesn t end as abruptly as this edition I expected somethinglike the Elena Ferrante series Anyway, this is a I enjoyed this book, despite having been warned off it by the proprietor of the used bookstore in Malaysia where I bought ...

  5. Marcos Sobrinho says:

    Comecei extremamente apreensivo Depois me apaixonei pelos personagens, e a mudou de cap tulo, e tudo mudou Muitos personagens, muitas hist rias, o contexto hist rico pol tico da India como pano de fundo.Eu estava amando, mas no meio da hist ria, senti que o autor perdeu um pouco a m o, e o contexto politico, apesar de muito interessante, n o se conectava de uma forma significativa a espinha dorsal do livro.E mais a frente nem mesmo os outros cap tulos, conseguiam se prender direito, e eu nem Comecei extremamente apreensivo Depois me apaixonei pelos personagens, e a mudou de cap tulo, e tudo mudou Muitos personagens, muitas hist rias, o contexto hist rico pol tico da India como pano de fundo.Eu estava amando, mas no meio da hist ria, senti que o autor perdeu um pouco a m o, e o contexto politico, apesar de muito interessante, n o se conectava de uma forma significativa a espinha dorsal do livro.E mais a frente nem mesmo os outros ...

  6. Shaz Davis says:

    I gave up on this book, but in fairness I ve given it a 4 I m not a time and place novel fan and I found the characters and time and place annoying and I don t really have the time and headspace to concentrate on a novel this involved or long I borrowed the three in one version from the library

  7. P Halpern says:

    678 pages, and it s only the first of three volumes of one long novel 1,488 pages, per wikipedia Unsure if I ll read the others It s actually quite captivating family life in India, post partition Touches on the politics of that time and place But, really 1500 pages

  8. Jean St.Amand says:

    Liked it but WAY too much political stuff it just went on and on in places, so I ended up just skipping all the political stuff Didn t seem important in regard to the story.

  9. Minnie Mickey says:

    1 3 knjige radnja zbrckana posebice u politi kom opisu knjige Nemam volje nastaviti itati i doznati je li se glavna junakinja udala iz ljubavi..

  10. Sian says:

    This book was recommended to me by a friend who read it as she travelled through India I stumbled upon a copy at a second hand store and immediately bought it I read this as one volume and I loved every moment from start to finish Whenever I find that I can see and taste and feel what the characters are experiencing, I know that I m reading the work of a very skilled author.Start to finish, I was captivated by the characters and their interwoven stories I ended up keeping a notebook near the This book was recommended to me by a friend who read it as she travelled through India I stumbled upon a copy at a sec...

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