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A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India - discover it again in this Radio 4 dramatisation.
Vikram Seth is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novels and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Seth's collections of poetry such as Mappings and Beastly Tales are notable contributions to the Indian English language poetry canon. Wikipedia
"This novel, so vast and so amiably peopled, is a long, sweet,
sleepless pilgrimage to life . . . His novel deserves thousands of
long marriages and suitable readers." --Guardian
"No one, surely, could wish this novel shorter . . . the greatness of the novel, its unassailable truthfulness, owes less to research than to imagination, an instinctive knowledge of the human heart." --Observer
"Conceived on a grand scale of the great 19th century novels - War and Peace, Middlemarch - A Suitable Boy grows to match them in breadth and depth . . . [A] massive and magnificent book." --Sunday Times
"The best writer of his generation." --Times