A Suitable Boy

    A Suitable Boy  (English, Paperback, Vikram Seth)

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    Highlights
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Aleph Book Company
    • ISBN: 9789383064120, 9383064129
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 1552
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    Description

    A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, which is set in a newly post-independence, post-partition India. It offers satirical and earnest examinations, by turns, of social and political issues during the period.

    Summary of the Book

    The book is divided into 19 parts with each part focusing on a different subplot, and the story revolves around four families over a period of 18 months. Mrs. Rupa Mehra's attempts to get her younger daughter, Lata, wedded to a "suitable boy" is the central plot. Lata, a 19-year-old student doesn’t want to be controlled by her mother or her arrogant brother, Arun. She is forced to make a choice between her suitors: Kabir, Haresh, and Amit, for marriage. The book also depicts several national issues of the time, including the Hindu-Muslim dispute, the status of lower caste population like the jatav, land reforms leading to the decline in the power of the feudal princes and landlords, academic affairs, eradication of the Zamindari system, and family relationships.

    About Vikram Seth

    Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. Some of the awards he has been honoured with include Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award, and Crossword Book Award. Some of his notable works include All You Who Sleep Tonight, The Golden Gate, An Equal Music, and A Suitable Girl, which is due for publication in 2016.

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    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2014 February
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • Vikram Seth
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 6 inch
    • Height
      • 9 inch
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    A good read

    I had heard a lot about A suitable Boy, so had high expectations. But the book was more than good, but not excellent. Since I migrated from Hindi to english only a couple of years back, I found english to be quite easy. Though when ever writer is giving adjective to a person, I had to refer to dictionary. The story is of 1950's. So it was a treat to know, how the times and society were then. Various facts of History we only heard, but never seen, you could see them shaping up. For 2/3rd of th...
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    Jyoti Joshi

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    A Suitable Book from A Suitable Shop

    Its a masterpiece. Set in the post-independence, post-partition era in India, the novel follows the story of four intertwined families over a period of 18 months as a mother searches for a suitable groom for her daughter. It takes us into a splendidly imagined world of highly extended multi-cultured families and creates for us an accurate and compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves.
    The story is so superbly engrossing, each character is so completely developed and believable, tha...
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    Mainak Chatterjee

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    26 Apr, 2014

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    5

    Brilliant

    Read the book.......it's awesome
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    Wonderful

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    Best in the market!

    Content was interesting so i gifted to my girlfriend and she loved it.
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    Good

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    Sam Inba

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    Super!

    Must read to explore social equations in early post indepence period.
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    Anjali Thakur

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    Value-for-money

    One of the finest works in Indian English Literature. Vikram Seth is exceptional. Any reading of Indian English fiction remains unfinished without reading "A Suitable Boy".
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    Benedict Paul

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    29 Dec, 2016

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    Met Expectations

    Actually the first thing is the writer used more difficult words, if it was like chetan bhagat language far better to Indian readers. Not understandable for general readers.
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    Mind-blowing purchase

    Have just started reading this book, loving it.
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