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And Now, Vikram Seth's Suitable Girl

Mike Collett-White writing for Reuters:

LONDON (Reuters) - Indian poet and novelist Vikram Seth is writing a sequel to his acclaimed, monumental story "A Suitable Boy" to be titled "A Suitable Girl."

Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton bought the English language rights to the new novel, excluding the United States, from Seth's agent David Godwin, and expects it to be published in 2013, 20 years after the original book.

Asked why he was returning to his best-known work, which sold more than a million copies in its UK paperback edition despite being more than 1,300 pages long, he replied:

"I think it's just that I suddenly got the idea not of taking up the story in 1952 where I had left it, but rather to take it up in the present.

"In other words, not just a sequel but to write what you could call a jump sequel," he told Reuters in an interview.

More here

Incidentally, Vikram Seth had come out prominently to "support the overturning of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial-era law dating to 1861, which punitively criminalizes romantic love and private, consensual sexual acts between adults of the same sex"

Also See:  "It Took Me Long To Come To Terms With Myself. Those Were Painful Years."

Post Script: It’s wonderfully good, humane, says Vikram Seth

And Now, Vikram Seth's Suitable Girl
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Mike Collett-White writing for Reuters:

LONDON (Reuters) - Indian poet and novelist Vikram Seth is writing a sequel to his acclaimed, monumental story "A Suitable Boy" to be titled "A Suitable Girl."

Penguin imprint Hamish Hamilton bought the English language rights to the new novel, excluding the United States, from Seth's agent David Godwin, and expects it to be published in 2013, 20 years after the original book.

Asked why he was returning to his best-known work, which sold more than a million copies in its UK paperback edition despite being more than 1,300 pages long, he replied:

"I think it's just that I suddenly got the idea not of taking up the story in 1952 where I had left it, but rather to take it up in the present.

"In other words, not just a sequel but to write what you could call a jump sequel," he told Reuters in an interview.

More here

Incidentally, Vikram Seth had come out prominently to "support the overturning of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a colonial-era law dating to 1861, which punitively criminalizes romantic love and private, consensual sexual acts between adults of the same sex"

Also See:  "It Took Me Long To Come To Terms With Myself. Those Were Painful Years."

Post Script: It’s wonderfully good, humane, says Vikram Seth

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