Other literary forms

(World Poets and Poetry)

Vikram Seth (sayt) is best known for his novels. A Suitable Boy (1993), a family epic set in postcolonial India, is a monumental 1,349-page work that received mixed reviews but that became one of Seth’s best-known works. An Equal Music (1999), set in contemporary London, is a love story about the members of a string quartet. Seth wrote a prizewinning travel book, From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet, published in 1983, and translated Chinese poetry in Three Chinese Poets: Translations of Poems by Wang Wei, Li Bai, and Du Fu (1992). Arion and the Dolphin (1995), written as the libretto for an opera, was also published as a children’s book.