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A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

A fascinating family saga, this book is set in post-independence India. The central character, Lata, and her mother have different ideas on what constitutes a suitable boy for Lata to marry. There is gentle social comedy, detailed political analysis and romance, all set against the vividly realized background of India in the 1950's.
Vikram Seth was born in Calcutta.

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A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth