A Suitable Boy
A NovelBook - 2005
From Library Staff
You will need a entire pot of tea for this one: at nearly 1500 pages this novel is one of the longest ever published. Likened to Dickens with its colourful characters, Seth has written a novel that is as lush, vibrant and complex as India.
A Hindu family tries to find a suitable husband for the younger daughter, and everyone has a different person in mind.
multcolib_dianaa May 02, 2014
A Hindu family tries to find a suitable mate for the younger daughter, and everyone has a different person in mind.
This intricately plotted novel is set in the early 1950s as India approaches its first post-independence election. The stories of four families are intertwined as one, the Mehra’s, seek a husband for their daughter. Seth ably captures the myriad details of India transitioning from colonial rule t... Read More »
multcolib_recommends3 Aug 24, 2013
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 cris... Read More »