Author(s): Seth, Vikram,
Date of Publication: 07/11/2013,
Pagination: 1504 pages,
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson,
Published By: Orion Publishing Co,
Book Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
A modern classic, this epic tale of families, romance and political intrigue, set in India, never loses its power to delight and enchant readers.
At its core, A Suitable Boy is 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.
At the same time, it is the story of India, newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great general election and the chance to map its own destiny.