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A Suitable Boy (1993)
by Vikram Seth
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060786523, Paperback)
Vikram Seth's novel is, at its core, a love story: Lata and her mother, Mrs. Rupa Mehra, are both trying to find -- through love or through exacting maternal appraisal -- a suitable boy for Lata to marry. Set in the early 1950s, in an India newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis, A Suitable Boy takes us into the richly imagined world of four large extended families and spins a compulsively readable tale of their lives and loves. A sweeping panoramic portrait of a complex, multiethnic society in flux, A Suitable Boy remains the story of ordinary people caught up in a web of love and ambition, humor and sadness, prejudice and reconciliation, the most delicate social etiquette and the most appalling violence.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:41:57 -0500)
Is a love story - the story of a young girl's search for the man she will marry. Lata's mother is determined to find a suitable boy for her daughter, through love or through existing maternal appraisal.
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