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  • A Suitable Boy (Dramatised)

  • Written by: Vikram Seth
  • Narrated by: Ayesha Dharker, Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal, full cast
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

A Suitable Boy is Vikram Seth's epic love story set in India. Funny and tragic, with engaging, brilliantly observed characters, it is as close as you can get to Dickens for the twentieth century. The story unfolds through four middle class families: the Mehras, Kappoors, Khans, and Chatterjis. Lata Mehra, a university student, is under pressure from her mother to get married. But not to just anyone she happens to fall in love with.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Breathtakingly Beautiful

  • By Akshay on 15-11-18

Lovely to listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-01-19

It was very enjoyable to listen but as a person who has not read the book I was lost at times as the characters came and went without any introduction..... especially saeeda Begum & Maan .... I had to google to find out as I was left a bit puzzled at times ! though it’s nothing like reading the 1300 odd pages ... I found myself hooked to it ... loved the haunting background score .... however I was left craving for more and so I’ll b buying the book ... as I’m sure it will b detailed and amazing ! I would recommend that ppl read the book n then listen to this as I’m sure it’s capturing only a Iota of the books magic

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