A Suitable Boy: 20th Anniversary Edition [Abridged] [Paperback] At Rs. 497
A Suitable Boy took the world by storm when it was first published. Twenty years later Vikram Seth’s epic masterpiece retains its power to delight and amaze ‘Set in post-independence India, the novel follows for eighteen months or so four linked families in Calcutta, the province of Purva Pradesh and its capital Brahmpur and the cities Delhi, Kanpur, Lucknow trawled by the heroine’s mother in her search for a “suitable boy”. But the greatness of the novel, its unassailable truthfulness, owes less to research than to imagination, an instinctive knowledge of the human heart with all its varieties of kindness and cruelty, its capacity for hurt. As with all the best books, one feels only dismay when the pages on the right of the tome start thinning out.’ The Observer.
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