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Discussion :: Books and Authors - Section 1 (Q.No.6)


Which of the following books has been written by Vikram Seth?

[A]. My God Died Young
[B]. Islamic Bomb
[C]. Look Back in Anger
[D]. A Suitable Boy

Answer: Option D


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Bharathi said: (Jun 16, 2011)  
- The Golden Gate
- A Suitable Boy
- An Equal Music
- A Suitable Girl are the writings of seth

Shiva said: (Aug 21, 2011)  
Who is the author of Islamic Bomb ?

Lakshmiprabha said: (Oct 8, 2011)  
A suitable boy - book has thousand pages in it.

Manu said: (Oct 8, 2011)  
Look Back in Anger (1956) is a John Osborne play - made into films in 1959, 1980, and 1989 -- about a love triangle involving an intelligent but disaffected young man (Jimmy Porter), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife (Alison), and her haughty best friend (Helena Charles).

Monisha said: (Oct 9, 2011)  
Steve Weissman is the author of The Islamic Bomb.

Randhir Verma said: (Jan 4, 2012)  
A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth, released in 1993. At 1349 pages (1488 pages softcover) and 591,552 words, the book is one of the longest novels ever published in a single volume in the English language. A sequel, to be called A Suitable Girl, is due for publication in 2013. A Suitable Boy is set in post-independence, post-partition India. The novel follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months as a mother searches for a suitable boy to marry her daughter. At the heart of the novel it is a love story, set in a young, newly independent India. Lata is a 19-year-old college girl, vulnerable, yet determined to have her own way and not be influenced by her strong mother and opinionated brother.Her story revolves around the choice she is forced to make between her suitors, Kabir,Haresh,and Amit.The novel is not simply based on one story. This epic novel covers the various issues faced by post-independence India, including Hindu-Muslim strife, abolition of the Zamindari system, land reforms and empowerment of Muslim women.

Athira Krishnan said: (May 15, 2012)  

Sav-11-50 said: (Oct 23, 2012)  
What is central idea of this novel?

Anoynomous said: (Jan 14, 2013)  
A Suitable Boy is a story set in a newly-independent India, against the backdrop of a colorful and multi-ethnic society. It spans a duration of eighteen months or so, and follows the intertwined lives of four huge families.

The protagonist is Lata, a 19-year-old college girl. Her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, is on a mission to find the right groom for her. Mrs. Mehra's choice of a suitable partner for Lata collides with Lata's own vision of her ideal match.

As it turns out, there are three main suitors in the running - Amit, Haresh, and Kabir. Mrs. Mehra and her son Arun, both characterized by their strong personalities, try their best to influence Lata's choice of suitor, but Lata is just as determined to have her own way.

While the novel is fundamentally a love story, it brings together several other compelling stories about a multitude of characters. The book is divided into 19 parts. Each part reveals the plot from a different perspective, while firmly holding on to the threads of the primary storyline.

Opening with a setting at Brahmapur, the capital of a fictional province named Purva Pradesh, the story takes the readers through various Indian cities including Kanpur, Delhi, and Lucknow. It weaves a rich tapestry of themes and characters, exploring issues like land reforms, the Indian caste-system, Hindu-Muslim strife, and complex family relationships. Above all, it delves into the vast range of human emotions, from happiness to sadness, and from love to hatred.

A Suitable Boy was first published in 1993. It garnered high critical acclaim for its remarkable exploration of a diverse range of subjects and its intuitive grasp on the nature of the human heart. The book went on to win the WH Smith Literary Award (1994) and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best Book (1994). This particular edition of the book is a 2000 reprint.

Vikas Kesharwani said: (Feb 9, 2013)  
The rivered earth also written by Vikram seth.

Shunmuga Arthi said: (Apr 20, 2013)  
Vikram Seth Works.


The Golden Gate (1986).
A Suitable Boy (1993).
An Equal Music (1999).
A Suitable Girl (2013).


Mappings (1980).
The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985).
All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990).
Beastly Tales (1991).
Three Chinese Poets (1992).
The Frog and the Nightingale (1994).


From Heaven Lake (1983).
Two Lives (2005).

Janbi said: (Aug 13, 2013)  
What is the concept of this book?

Narendra Singh said: (Sep 15, 2014)  
Who is the author of book question and answer?

Khabab said: (Dec 26, 2016)  
What is the answer for the other books?

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