A Suitable Boy



A Suitable BoyA Student, A Shoemaker, A Poet Three Suitors Fight For Lata Meanwhile India, Newly Independent, Is Struggling Through A Time Of Great Turmoil As The Agony Of Partition Still Throbs In People S Minds Driving A Wedge Through Friendships, Families And Political Unions.

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
  • 622 pages
  • A Suitable Boy
  • Vikram Seth
  • English
  • 27 April 2019
  • 1857993586

10 thoughts on “A Suitable Boy

  1. Madeline says:

    October 2019 Hi, everyone It occurred to me that Vikram Seth might be waiting for me to get a tenure track job before he publishes A Suitable Girl I m not on the market this year, so it will be a bit of a wait Sorry June 2018 Well, I finished my thing, so the book should be here any minute.Nov 2016 What if Vikram Seth is waiting for me to finish my dissertation before he finishes this book Sorry for holding things up, everyone.

  2. Vowelor Books says:

    CANT WAIT FOR THIS A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth is the sequel to the bestselling novel A Suitable Boy This book is Vikram Seth s most awaited novel which got delayed due to Vikram s personal issues.FINALLY, This 800 page novel now has a release date of 14 Jun 2018 CANT WAIT FOR THIS A Suitable Girl by Vikram Seth is the sequel to the bestselling novel A Suitable Boy This book is Vikram Seth s most awaited novel which got delayed due to Vikram s personal issues.FINALLY, This 800 page novel now has a release date of 14 Jun 2018

  3. Siddhi Goyal says:

    A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth is one of those books which pleasantly surprised me I was a little apprehensive while picking this one up over one thousand pages and mostly on marriage I wasn t sure I will end up enjoying it to the core so much so that there would be a point when I would not want the book to end This book has an uncanny quality of becoming your companion someone whom you would want to go back to every night The novel is about Mrs Rupa Mehra s search for a suitable boy for he A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth is one of those books which pleasantly surprised me I was a little apprehensive while picking this one up over one thousand pages and mostly on marriage I wasn t sure I will end up enjoying it to the core so much so that there would be a point when I would not want the book to end This book has an uncanny quality of becoming your companion someone whom you would want to go back to every night The novel is about Mrs Rupa Mehra s search for a suitable boy for her younger daughter Lata The book revolves around four families The Mehra s, the Kapoor s, the Chatterji s and the Nawab of Baitar s family Though Lata is the protagonist , you will equally enjoy the parallel stories going on in the novel It is ostensibly a story revolving around groom hunt for Lata but it also is a portrait of 1950s India A Suitable Boy includes plot lines devoted to issues of land reform and religious communalism Seth also includes several other aspects of Indian culture in the novel, such as the tradition of courtesans, Urdu poetry, and Indian Classical Music I specifically loved the characters of Lata s 3 suitors who are so bewitchingly real that they will stay with you long after you have finished the book.It s a fantastic read and would surely be in my personal list of comfort books A definite recommend PS can t wait to grab a copy of A Suitable Girl which should be publishing after 2 decades of the first one

  4. Laura says:

    3 A Suitable Boy A Suitable Boy, 1 3 An Equal MusicTR A Suitable Girl A Suitable Boy, 2 TR Two Lives

  5. Maqsood Qureshi says:

    I ve always strongly believed in the possibility of Soul Mates but A Suitable Girl invokes the die hard, hardcore skeptic in me I mug up my Skeptical Manisfesto all over again But this sequel is from our Avant Gardist Vikram Seth so it s I dunno He has a magic wand and notoriously and dubiously credited for coining and minting the word miracle itself by none other than our diurnal, night owls Literary activists of our vibrant Social Media I gave em my own handle Lurkers Always in th I ve always strongly believed in the possibility of Soul Mates but A Suitable Girl invokes the die hard, hardcore skeptic in me I mug up my Skeptical Manisfesto all over again But this sequel is from our Avant Gardist Vikram Seth so it s I dunno He has a magic wand and notoriously and dubiously credited for coining and minting the word miracle itself by none other than our diurnal, night owls Literary activists of our vibrant Social Media I gave em my own handle Lurkers Always in the wrong corner of a dimly lit chit chat room Self delusional of course Looking for A Suitable Girl eh Here Yep, why not Tick Tock Tick Tock Tick Tock

  6. Saurabh says:

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  7. Martin Fuller says:

    one of the best books I have read storytelling that draws a foreigner into.tbe cusp of Indian culture, life, family and everyday life..

  8. Tracey Fraser says:

    One of my all time favourite books Love it Highly recommend.

  9. Christine says:

    The sage continues It s like a soap opera, but better and not as stupid.

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