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"On the outside its full of leaves, but on the inside its bare and empty" - SETH

Science Is a Boon or Bane in Socities

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Vikram Seth
Vikram Seth

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Biography
Born in 1952 in Calcutta, India, Vikram Seth was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Stanford University and Nanjing University. He has travelled widely and lived in Britain, California, India and China. His first novel, The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse (1986), describes the experiences of a group of friends living in California. His acclaimed epic of Indian life, A Suitable Boy (1993), won the WH Smith Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers Prize (Overall Winner, Best Book). Set in India in the early 1950s, it is the story of a young girl, Lata, and her search for a husband. An Equal Music (1999), is the story of a violinist haunted by the memory of a former lover

The Humble Administrator's Garden   Carcanet, 1985
The Golden Gate: A Novel in Verse   Faber and Faber, 1986
All You Who Sleep Tonight: Poems   Faber and Faber, 1990

Anita Desai
Anita Desai
Biography
Novelist, short-story writer and children's author Anita Desai was born in 1937 in Mussoorie, India. She was educated at Delhi University.

Her novels include Fire on the Mountain (1977), which won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize, and Clear Light of Day (1980), In Custody (1984) and Fasting, Feasting (1999), each of which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In Custody was made into a film by Merchant Ivory productions. Her children's book The Village by the Sea (1982), won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

Voices in the City   Peter Owen, 1965
Where Shall We Go This Summer?   Vikas (New Delhi), 1975
Fire on the Mountain  

Sujata Bhatt
Biography
Sujata Bhatt was born in Ahmedabad, India, in 1956. She grew up in Pune, India, and in the United States. She received her MFA from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa, and now lives in Germany with her husband and daughter. She is the recipient of various awards, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) and...

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