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A Suitable Boy By Vikram Seth Alternate Cover edition for ISBN 10 0140230335 ISBN 13 978 0140230338 Set in post independence India, the novel follows for eighteen months or so four linked families in Calcutta, the province of Purva Pradesh and its capital Brahmpur, and the cities Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow trawled by the heroine s mother in her search for a suitable boy But the greatness of the novelAlternate Cover edition for ISBN 10 0140230335 ISBN 13 978 0140230338 Set in post independence India, the novel follows for eighteen months or so four linked families in Calcutta, the province of Purva Pradesh and its capital Brahmpur, and the cities Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow trawled by the heroine s mother in her search for a suitable boy But the greatness of the novel, its unassailable truthfulness, owes less to research than to imagination, an instinctive knowledge of the human heart with all its varieties of kindness and cruelty, its capacity for hurt As with all the best books, one feels only dismay when the pages on the right of the tome start thinning out The Observer So vast and so amicably peopled, A Suitable Boy is a long, sweet, sleepless pilgrimage to life Rich and epical, Suitable Boy is nonetheless strikingly unpretentious In 1,400 pages the novel covers India like a sun, warming a whole country in its historical rays It is almost impossible to imagine an unswayed reader The Guardian Not merely one of the longest novels in English it may also prove to be the most fecund as well as the most prodigious work of the latter half of this century The Times A phenomenon, a prodigy, a marvel of 19th century storytelling in the language of today It is hard to believe that Seth is only one man He writes with the omniscience and authority of a large, orderly committee of experts on Indian politics, law, medicine, crowd psychology, urban and rural social customs, dress, cuisine, horticulture, funerary rites, cricket and even the technicalities of shoe manufacture Evening Standard Puts a subcontinent between hard covers hundreds of people stream into view and are illuminated by the brilliant, warm lucidity of Vikram Seth s regard Conceived on the grand scale of the great 19th century novels War and Peace, Middlemarch A Suitable Boy grows to match them in its breadth and depth A massive and magnificent book The Sunday Times We should be grateful for this panoramic sweep which revives in our memory a period when a whole way of life came to an end Seth s sure touch is really quite incredible, his characters are consistent from beginning to end The Hindu A quietly monumental novel Seth has given us that unlikeliest of hybrids, a modest tour de force Times Literary Supplement
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.
A Suitable Boy By Vikram Seth
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