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Seth's wartime family tale stirs the imagination

{ "b" : "Two Lives," , "cite" : "by Vikram Seth, Little, Brown €26."}

1st October, 2005

{ "b" : "Two Lives," , "cite" : "by Vikram Seth, Little, Brown €26."}

In 1994, the year after his highly acclaimed epic novel A Suitable Boy was published, Vikram Seth was stuck for subject material.

His mother, to whom he confided his difficulty, suggested he write about his 85-year-old great-uncle Shanti.

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