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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
At first I wasn't able to catch up to the characters as there are many. I then went on to watch Netflix Series and was able to relate but found the characters that I connected in the audio book were way better than the Video series. But I would definitely suggest one to watch as well as listen as some of the plot is better depicted in series so that you can feel the India of 1952. Background score is amazing. Overall, pls go ahead and you won't regret!