A Suitable Boy

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Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: the tale of Lata's--and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra's--attempts to find a suitable boy for Lata, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. Set in the early 1950s in an India newly independ ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/01/12
A never-ending soap-opera. An all-embracing catalogue of post-partition Indianness, covering as wide and incongrous a range of topics as love, gardening, land reforms, poetry, Congress party corruption, funerary ceremonies, cast politics, religious p...Continua
Ha scritto il 15/03/10

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Ha scritto il 18/02/10

One of the best novels I have ever read, and Vikram Seth is one of the best writers alive, I believe.

Ha scritto il 03/02/10
Timeless, a modern classic
Do not waste your time looking for Brahmpur on a map of India. The city, simply, does not exist. Nevertheless, looking, hearing, smelling and - last but not least - reading the pages of this wonderful book you will be surprised to discover how real t...Continua
Ha scritto il 04/03/09
A novel of enormous scope covering the period after Independence in India. It opens a great vista, a panoramic view of life in India with, I suspect, no equal. The characters are truly memorable, unsurpassed in literature which really has no plot or...Continua

Ha scritto il Jul 09, 2010, 11:10
God save us from people who mean well

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