Vikram Seth's (Sc 69-70) 1993 doorstopper novel, has been made into a must-see TV drama
|20 Jul 2020|
|Film, TV and Radio|
A Suitable Boy, novel by Vikram Seth, published in 1993, has been made into a drama series to be aired on on BBC.
Hugh Tomlinson wrote in the Times on
At the centre of this tranquil vision of 1950s India, a vicious row between mother and daughter is under way.
“I love him . . . I will marry him,” the defiant teenager declares, and is slapped across the face by her raging mother. As the girl flees in tears, the distraught matriarch sinks into a chair, offered tea by her elder daughter.
“Tea, tea and more tea, when we are ruined,” the mother laments.