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A SUITABLE BOY – Novel, by Vikram Seth

Having lived in London for many years, he maintains residences near Salisbury (England), where he is a participant in local literary and cultural events. He is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. Vikram Seth, has received several awards (including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman). His collections of poetry, are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon. He was born on 20 June 1952 in Kolkata (West Bengal), and studied at St. Michael’s High School (Patna), and at the The Doon School (Dehradun). He has published six books of poetry and three novels.

Vikram Seth’s novel is, at its core, a love story. The novel A suitable boy https://www.amazon.com/Suitable-Boy-Novel-Modern-Classics/dp/0060786523, follows the story of four families (over a period of 18 months), and centres on Mrs. Rupa Mehra’s efforts, to arrange the marriage of her younger daughter, to a suitable boy. Her story, revolves around the choice she is forced to make between her suitors. A Suitable Boy, remains the story of ordinary people, caught up in a web of love and sadness, prejudice and reconciliation, the most delicate social etiquette, and the most appalling violence.

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