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A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy

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Contributor(s) Vikram Seth
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Overview: A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy is a novel written by Vikram Seth and published by Penguin India Ltd. The story is set in India post independence and revolves around a nineteen year old girl named Lata Mehra. Lata's mother is trying her level best to find a man to marry Lata. However, Lata is an independent girl who wants to study and avoid being pressurized by her mother and her brother Arun. The timespan of the story is eighteen months and includes four families.

The plot then shifts to the suitors named Haresh, Amit and Karan, who come to meet Lata. The book focuses on typical problems that existed on a larger scale in India immediately after achieving independence such as the tensions between Hindus and Muslims, empowerment of women and the zamindari system.

The story is divided into 19 parts and every chapter in the book focuses on a different character which then goes back and forth inter-relating the stories to one epic conclusion. For example, the first chapter focuses on Lata's life while the second on Maan Kapoor, who is about a sex worker. The third story again goes back to Lata while the fourth focuses on Haresh. The author sheds light on how lives of ordinary people can be extraordinary.

The author, Vikram Seth, is a writer of Indian descent. He has written many books that have received positive reviews. He is a recipient of the Padma Shree award. Some of his notable works include The Golden gate and An Equal Music among others. The paperback edition A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth contains 1368 pages and is available for purchase online with an ISBN-10 number of 0140230335 and an ISBN-13 number of 978-0140230338.

Product Details
Language English
Publication Date February 16, 2009
Publisher Penguin India
Contributor(s) Vikram Seth
Binding Paperback
Edition 2001
Page Count 1368
ISBN 10 0140230335
ISBN 13 9780140230338
Dimensions and Weight
Product Dimensions 15.3 cm x 23.4 cm
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