A new edition to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this award-winning, critically acclaimed bestseller
Vikram Seth's novel is at its core 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.
Set in post-Independence India and involving the lives of four large families and those who orbit them, it is also a vast panoramic exploration of a whole continent at a crucial hour as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great General Election and the chance to map its own destiny.
About the Author
Vikram Seth was born in 1952. He trained as an economist and has lived for several years each in England, California, China and India. He is the author of A Suitable Boy, which was an international number one bestseller, An Equal Music and several other novels. He has also written five volumes of poetry including Beastly Tales.
Twentieth anniversary-edition of Seth's masterly hymn to life and love set against the backdrop of an independent India. THE OBSERVER 20131201
Number Of Pages: 1504
Published: 12th November 2013
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9 x 5.6
Weight (kg): 0.91