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  • 1. W E L C O M E
  • 2. BY :- Durgada Sagar Chris Thomas Kushal Kumar Rahul . I
  • 3. Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novel and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award. Vikram Seth signing autographs at Bangla Academy, Dhaka on 17 November 2012
  • 4.  Seth was born on 20 June 1952 in a Punjabi family to Leila and Prem Seth in Kolkata.  Seth spent part of his youth in London and returned to his homeland in 1957. He received primary education at Welham Boys' School and then moved to The Doon School. While at Doon, Seth was the editor-in-chief of The Doon School Weekly. Prem Seth
  • 5.  After graduating from The Doon School in India, Seth went to Tonbridge School, England to complete his A-levels, where he developed an interest in poetry and learned Chinese. After leaving Oxford, Seth moved to California to work on a graduate degree in economics at Stanford University  Having lived in London for many years, Seth now maintains residences near Salisbury, England, where he is a participant in local literary and cultural events, having bought and renovated the house of the Anglican poet George Herbert in 1996, Stanford University Tonbridge School
  • 6.  His younger brother, Shantum, leads Buddhist meditational tours. His younger sister, Aradhana, is a filmmaker married to an Austrian diplomat and has worked on Deepa Mehta's movies Earth and Fire. Shantum Seth Aradhana Seth
  • 7. HE TOOK HIS UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE IN PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY.
  • 8. • HE WAS ENROLLED IN POSTGRADUATE ECONOMICS COURSES AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND WAS ALSO ATTACHED TO NANJING UNIVERSITY FOR HIS INTENDED DOCTORAL DISSERTATION ON CHINESE POPULATION PLANNING.
  • 9. • AFTER LEAVING OXFORD, SETH MOVED TO CALIFORNIA TO WORK ON A GRADUATE DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY. . ALONG WITH THIS, HE DID HIS POETIC STUDIES AS WALLACE STEGNER FELLOW IN CREATIVE WRITING (1977-1978).
  • 10. • WHILE AT STANFORD, HE ALSO STUDIED MANDARIN LANGUAGE. • HE TRANSLATED HINDI AND CHINESE POETRY INTO ENGLISH • HE RETURNED TO DELHI VIA XINJIANG AND TIBET WHICH LED TO A TRAVEL NARRATIVE FROM HEAVEN LAKE: TRAVELS THROUGH SINKIANG AND TIBET (1983) WHICH WON THE THOMAS COOK TRAVEL BOOK AWARD.
  • 11. • HE THEN STUDIED PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS AT CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, OXFORD, WHERE HE DEVELOPED AN INTEREST IN POETRY AND LEARNED CHINESE. • THE PROSE NOVEL ’A SUITABLE BOY’ (1993), FOR WHICH HE SPENT EIGHT YEARS IN NEW DELHI WRITING AND RESEARCHING.
  • 12. 1. The Golden Gate (1986) 2. A Suitable Boy (1993) 3. An Equal Music (1999) 4. A Suitable Girl (2013) (upcoming novel)
  • 13. 1. Mappings (1980) 2. The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985) 3. All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990) 4. Beastly Tales (1991) 5. Three Chinese Poets (1992) 6. The Frog and the Nightingale (1994)
  • 14. Beastly Tales Beastly Tales (poems) is a 1991 collection of ten fables in poetry written by Vikram Seth. The Contents of Beastly Tales are:- 1. The Crocodile and the Monkey 2. The Louse and the Mosquito 3. The Mouse and the Snake 4. The Rat and the Ox 5. The Eagle and the Beetle 6. The Hare and the Tortoise 7. The Cat and the Cock 8. The Goat and the Ram 9. The Frog and the Nightingale 10. The Elephant and the Tragopan
  • 15. AWARDS OF VIKRAM SETH Vikram Seth (born 20 June 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novel and poetry books. He has received several awards including Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award.
  • 16. • 1994 – WH Smith Literary Award A Suitable Boy • 1999 – Crossword Book Award An Equal Music • 2001 – EMMA (BT Ethnic and Multicultural Media Award) for Best Book/Novel An Equal Music • 2005 – Pravasi Bharatiya Samman • 2007 – Padma Shri in Literature & Education
  • 17. •Vikram Seth's first novel, "The Golden Gate" (1986), describes the experiences of a group of friends living in California. His other novel, "A Suitable Boy" (1993) is an acclaimed epic of Indian life. The novel won the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book).

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