THE SECOND PART OF THE LATA SAGA- WILL SHE CHOOSE AMIDST THE TURMOIL OF HER COUNTRY ENTERING A NEW ERA AFTER PARTITION.HER SISTER SAVITA DIVERTS MRS MEHRA'S ATTENTION BY GIVING BIRTH.
THE FINAL VOLUME IN THE TRILOGY.LATA FINALLY MAKES HER DECISION & THE WHOLE ENDSAS IT STARTED WITH A WEDDING.
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.
The Present Book Is The First Full-Length Study Of `A Suitable Boy`; It Takes Into Account Different Aspects Of The Novel And Offers A Comprehensive Analysis.
This Collection Of Essays By Diverse Hands Offers A Critical Appraisal Of The Disparate Range Of Themes That Make Vikram Seth'S Panoramic Novel, A Suitable Boy, Worth Its Weight And Heft. It Examines Seth'S Extensive Takes On The Issues Of Inter-Faith Face-Off, Language Politics, Colonial Hang-Over In Postcolonial India, Modernity And Gender Inequity, Caste Prejudices, And Several Others In This Multi-Stranded Indian English Novel. The Interrogation Of The Author'S Mode Of Narrating The Nation With A Variety Of Calling Cards Is Consistently Matched With An Incisive Probe Into The Complexity Of Characters And Events Located In The Socio-Cultural Milieu Of The Early Postcolonial India Of Nineteen-Fifties. Besides, With Seth'S Concise Literary Biography And A Comprehensive Bibliography For Those Who Wish To Explore The Text Further, This Anthology Is A Resource Which The Readers And Researchers Can'T Afford Not To Have.
The Book, Through Critical Analysis And Assessment, Tries To Establish Seth As A Powerful And Serious Writer, Who Deserves To Be Taken Seriously, Both By The General Reader And The Discerning Scholar And Researcher. The Analyses Concentrate On His Individual Books And Attempt To Trace The Continuity Of Seth S Thought-Process, Motivation And Attitudes, As Well As The Dimensions Of His Structural Control Over The Medium. It Is A Comprehensive Account Of Seth S Poetry And Fiction Contained Within A Singular Volume. An Attempt Has Also Been Made To Briefly Place Seth As An Indian Writer Of English, In The Context Of The Development Of Indian English Literature, Particularly In The Post-Independence Period.On The Whole, Seth In His Poetry And Fiction, Puts Continuous Emphasis On Love And Relationship, And Explores Their Many Dimensions In A Shifting, Changing And Corroding Background. At The Same Time He Incorporates Together The Complementary Segments Of Life As Available In The Modern World Into A Meaningful Form. His Creative Insight And Creative Achievement Could Be Considered As One Of The Finest In The Post-1980 Indian English Literature. This Book Reflects All These And Much More. It Is Hoped That Students And Teachers Of Indian English Literature Will Find This Book An Extremely Useful Reference Source While The General Readers Who Are Interested In Literature In English Will Find It Intellectually Stimulating.
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Vikram Seth'S Captivating Book Is The Story Of A Century And Of A Love Affair Across A Racial Divide Shanti Behari Seth Was Born On The Eighth Day Of The Eighth Month In The Eighth Year Of The Twentieth Century; He Died Two Years Before Its Close. He Was Brought Up In India In The Late Years Of The Raj, And Was Sent By His Family In The 1930S To Berlin Though He Could Not Speak A Word Of German To Study Medicine And Dentistry. It Was Here, Before He Migrated To Britain, That Shanti'S Path First Crossed That Of His Future Wife. Henny Gerda Caro Was Also Born In 1908, In Berlin, To A Jewish Family, Cultured, Patriotic And Intensely German. When The Family Decided To Have Shanti As A Lodger, Henny S First Reaction Was, 'Don'T Take The Black Man!' But A Friendship Flowered, And When Henny Fled Hitler'S Germany For England, Just One Month Before The War Broke Out, She Was Met At Victoria Station By The Only Person She Knew In The Country: Shanti. Vikram Seth, Their Great-Nephew From India, Arrived In This Childless Couple'S Life As A Teenage Student. Now He Has Woven Together The Astonishing Story Of Shanti And Henny, And The Result Is An Extraordinary Tapestry Of India, The Third Reich And The Second World War, Auschwitz And The Holocaust, Israel And Palestine, Postwar Germany And 1970S Britain. Two Lives Is Both A History Of A Violent Country Seen Through The Eyes Of Two Survivors As Well As An Intimate Portrait Of Their Friendship, Marriage And Abiding Yet Complex Love. Part Biography, Part Memoir, Part Meditation On Our Times, This Is The True Tale Of Two Remarkable Lives A Masterful Telling From One Of Our Greatest Living Writers. Click Here To See Vikram Seth'S Microsite
A Delicate And Moving Love Story, Both Intricate And Intimate, Rich With Music, Art, Humour And Emotion.
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Vijay was open to the idea of getting married and, to the relief of his parents, he wanted to marry someone Indian. The problem was that although he was ready to settle down, he was not ready to settle. He wanted to fall in love and marry his perfect soul mate from America. He didn’t want to marry someone selected through an arranged marriage process within a matter of days from India. But how would he find this special person? What follows is the journey of many first generation Americans as Vijay endures countless friendly set ups, family arranged dates, Indian dating services, and matrimonial conventions in his comedic pursuit to find Arranged Love.
Karan Johar is synonymous with success, panache, quick wit, and outspokenness, which sometimes inadvertently creates controversy and makes headlines. KJo, as he is popularly called, has been a much-loved Bollywood film director, producer, actor, and discoverer of new talent. With his flagship Dharma Production, he has constantly challenged the norms, written and rewritten rules, and set trends. But who is the man behind the icon that we all know? Baring all for the first time in his autobiography, An Unsuitable Boy, KJo reminisces about his childhood, the influence of his Sindhi mother and Punjabi father, obsession with Bollywood, foray into films, friendships with Aditya Chopra, SRK and Kajol, his love life, the AIB Roast, and much more. In his trademark frank style, he talks about the ever-changing face of Indian cinema, challenges and learnings, as well as friendships and rivalries in the industry. Honest, heart-warming and insightful, An Unsuitable Boy is both the story of the life of an exceptional film-maker at the peak of his powers and of an equally extraordinary human being who shows you how to survive and succeed in life.
Enabling power: Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, ss. 90, 113 (1), 122 (1), 175 (1) (3) & Social Security Administration Act 1992, ss. 5 (1) (p), 155 (3), 189 (1) (4), 191. Issued: 19.03.2014. Made: 13.03.2014. Laid: 17.03.2014. Coming into force: 07.04.2014. Effect: S.I. 1977/343; 1987/1968 amended & S.I. 2013/599 revoked. Territorial extent & classification: E/W/S. General. Revoked by SI 2015/496 (ISBN 9780111131947)