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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
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.
- By Akshay on 15-11-18
What amazing dramatization!
The music and the cast are brilliant in their performances. A few disappointments were lesser ghazals in the audiobook. Plus one particular death (not revealing which) was quickly hushed off while in the book it plays out such an emotional scene with an entire song played out (Uth jaag musafir).
Nonetheless what an incredible work on dramatizing one of the longest and finest works in English literature!
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