Books by Vikram Seth

Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanford University and Nanjing University. He has travelled widely and lived in Britain, California, India and China. His first novel, The Golden Gate: A Novel i

TWO LIVES by Vikram Seth
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Another triumph for one of the most versatile and engaging of all contemporary writers."
The Indian-born poet (The Golden Gate, 1986) and novelist (A Suitable Boy, 1993) extends his already impressive range with this replete family memoir. Read full book review >
AN EQUAL MUSIC by Vikram Seth
Released: May 4, 1999

"Seth can do better—but don't be surprised if An Equal Music becomes very, very popular. ($150,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A highly readable if frustratingly uninvolving story of lost love set in the rarefied world of classical music performance, from the Indian-born British poet and author of the verse novel The Golden Gate (1991) and the Tolstoyan A Suitable Boy. (1993). Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1995

"The scenery, though lush, has little Grecian fragrance. (Picture book/mythology. 6-9)"
This retelling of the ancient Greek tale of Arion the musician and his dolphin friend receives fractured, confusing treatment. Read full book review >
A SUITABLE BOY by Vikram Seth
Released: May 12, 1993

Set in newly independent India, Nehru's early 1950's, this adipose saga counterbalances a book of social manners—the marrying off of a well-to-do educated young woman, Lata Mehra—with a historical account (even at the level of transcribed parliamentary debate) of the subcontinent trying to find its societal bearings vis-Ö-vis language, religion, and the redistribution of estate-lands taken off the hands of the elite. Read full book review >