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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 inde. This is a magnificent saga which left me breathless and awaiting the next word set in India at the beginning of the fiftiesSuitable Boy by Vikram Seth's “epic love story set in India Funny and tragic with engaging brilliantly observed characters it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century The story unfolds through four middle class families the Mehras Kappoors Khans and Chatterjis Lata Mehra a university student is under pressure from her mother to get married But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with There are standards to be met and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part”“The richness of this book is remarkable What with marriage religion customs etc it has been a really fascinating read for me”India's caste system has four main classes also called varnas based originally on personality profession and birth I’m eternally grateful to Fionnuala for suggesting that I may perhaps like this author Do I like Vikram Seth No of course not I just happen to adore him I think that he’s absolutely splendid I get the same pleasure reading this book as when I’m eating lobster or tasting a superb Burgundy wine or whatever sublime other pleasures that we have in lifeMyI must confess that I had never heard of Seth before and I wouldn’t if it hadn’t been for Goodreads It’s one of those remarkable books that becomes a reference book that once read you can open it at any page and still get that continual enjoyment It’s a wonderful sensation to savourIt’s always so difficult for me to write a review on a book that I “love to death” but that has been the case here This is now my second favourite fiction book after “The Alexandria uartet” and I could never do that justice Bravo for the past for Durrell and for the present for Vikram SethIn conclusion Fionnuala and Seth – thank you for giving me so much pleasure What a serendipitous find I love this book La Partenaire de l’Ours: Une Romance Paranormale (L'Âme soeur de l'Ours t. 5) you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century The story unfolds through four middle class families the Mehras Kappoors Khans and Chatterjis Lata Mehra a university student is under pressure from her mother to get married But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with There are standards to be met and finding a husband for Lata becomes a family affair in which all the members are to play a part”“The richness of this book is remarkable What with marriage religion customs etc it has been a really fascinating read for me”India's caste system has four main classes also called varnas based originally on personality profession and birth I’m eternally grateful to Fionnuala for suggesting that I may perhaps like this author Do I like Vikram Seth No of course not I just happen to adore him I think that he’s absolutely splendid I get the same pleasure reading this book as when I’m eating lobster or tasting a superb Burgundy wine or whatever sublime other pleasures that we have in lifeMyI must confess that I had never heard of Seth before and I wouldn’t if it hadn’t been for Goodreads It’s one of those remarkable books that becomes a reference book that once read To Love and Obey (DAmato Brothers you can open it at any page and still get that continual enjoyment It’s a wonderful sensation to savourIt’s always so difficult for me to write a review on a book that I “love to death” but that has been the case here This is now my second favourite fiction book after “The Alexandria uartet” and I could never do that justice Bravo for the past for Durrell and for the present for Vikram SethIn conclusion Fionnuala and Seth – thank Au Ranch du plasir you for giving me so much pleasure What a serendipitous find I love this book

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Pendent and struggling through a time of crisis A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves A sweeping panoramic portrait of a com. I don't even know where to begin gushing about this one so panoramic is its scope and so delightful its literary charms Vikram Seth's 800000 word magnum opus is lengthier than War and Peace and compulsively readable than a well paced soap opera It is an event in one's life I call it a soap opera because fundamentally the plot is a family drama revolving around the wooers of its principal character Lata Mehra Set in the early 1950s and written with a forceful simplicity akin to R K Narayan it covers 18 months in the entwined lives of four families the Mehras Kapoors Chatterjis and Khans and through these characters proffers an intricate peek into a most fascinating and neglected period in Indian history It is an uncertain era; the subcontinent has been Partitioned on religious grounds and India is making its wobbly transition from feudalism to democracy The First Great General Elections are to be held in 1952 and the central legislative event is the abolition of the oppressive zamindari system and with it an entire way of life courtesans Hindustani classical musicians and purana khidmatgars Caste is beginning to make itself felt in electoral calculations and Nehru remains a force to be reckoned with On this level A Suitable Boy is painstakingly researched historical fiction Seth writes with a level of detail that is unreal As one reviewer notes he writes with the omniscience and authority of a large orderly committee of experts on Indian politics law medicine crowd psychology urban and rural social customs dress cuisine horticulture funerary rites cricket and even the technicalities of shoe manufactureA Suitable Boy is undoubtedly one of the biggest achievements of world literature and will remain one of my all time favourites I feel lucky to have read it at this point in time since I can't wait for its seuel coming out next year the appropriately titled A Suitable GirlEDIT It's been over four years since I wrote this review Seth still hasn't finished A Suitable Girl though I'm pretty sure it's going to be worth the wait

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Plex multiethnic society in flux A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition humor and sadness prejudice and reconciliation the most delicate social etiuette and the most appalling violence. Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy is one of the best books I've ever read in my entire life It's a long book But it is very engaging; I managed to read it in one stretch with a break to sleep while I awaited the movers to take me and my belongings across the country To my chagrin I had completed it before my flight and when it finished I didn't want the book to be over I wanted to go back and re read it from the beginning It is one of the best books about life in India I've ever read it is the anti Kite Runner book There is nothing trite or stereotyped about the characterization; it believably describes elements of society that are even obliue to people within the mainstream of modern Indian society; the plot is not simple nor is it a convoluted mystery story Writing this up I think I should go get it and read it again Like most of my favorite books I gave it away a long time ago

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