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A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
A Suitable Boy
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Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find -- through love or through exacting maternal appraisal -- a suitable boy for Lata to marry. Set in the early 1950s, in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of... show more
Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find -- through love or through exacting maternal appraisal -- a suitable boy for Lata to marry. 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060786526 (0060786523)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages no: 1474
Edition language: English
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Reader! Reader!
Reader! Reader! rated it
5.0 A Suitable Boy
The story of just over 1 year in the lives of 4 interconnected families: the Mehras, the Kapoors, the Chatterjis, and the Khans. Taking place largely around Brahmpur, India, but also in Pahapore, Calcutta, and rural areas between the cities. Mrs Rupa Mehra is determined to find a suitable boy to mar...
Merle
Merle rated it
4.5 A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
This book was such a treat, I am sorry to be finished with it. Yes, it’s longer than War and Peace, but that doesn’t mean it’s drawn-out or dull; it’s simply that the book presents a sprawling tapestry of life in India in the 1950’s, starring several families and with many intersecting plots and sub...
Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 A Suitable Boy
This book was such a treat, I am sorry to be finished with it. Yes, it’s longer than War and Peace, but that doesn’t mean it’s drawn-out or dull; it’s simply that the book presents a sprawling tapestry of life in India in the 1950’s, starring several families and with many intersecting plots and sub...
Barrita
Barrita rated it
ttururururú,lo terminé, toma eso, Vikram Seth!
Tiny Library
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5.0 A Suitable Boy: A Novel (Modern Classics)
A Suitable Boy is the inter-connected tale of four families in post-independence India. Although the central story is Mrs Rupa Mehra's quest to find a suitable husband for her daughter Lata, Seth's novel is more than that and is best described as a panoramic of Indian society. From racial tension ...
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