The international best seller and modern classic: now a major TV series.
One of the BBC's 100 novels that shaped our world.
A modern classic, this epic tale of families, romance and political intrigue, set in India, never loses its power to delight and enchant listeners.
At its core, A Suitable Boy is a love story: the tale of Lata - and her mother's - attempts to find her a suitable husband, through love or through exacting maternal appraisal. At the same time, it is the story of India, newly independent and struggling through a time of crisis as a sixth of the world's population faces its first great general election and the chance to map its own destiny.
"A phenomenon, a prodigy, a marvel." (Evening Standard)
"Seth is the best writer of his generation." (The Times)
"Fiction on a grand scale. By the time you reach the last page you will have absorbed a splendid story, full of the tangle and perfume of India." (Sunday Telegraph)