A Suitable Boy

By Vikram Seth

‘A Suitable Boy’ is a rich, epical novel on a grand scale, but Seth’s beautiful writing lacks any sort of pretension. The meandering pace is addictive and his consistently charming characters become friends. You won’t want this book to end.
~ Her Majesty Queen Camilla
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Publish Date: 1993

Awards: 1994 Commonwealth Writers Prize

At its core, A Suitable Boy is a love story: the tale of Lata – and her mother’s – attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. At the same time, it is the story of India, newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis as a sixth of the world’s population faces its first great general election and the chance to map its own destiny.

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