Vikram Seth

(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

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Vikram Seth is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.

Born and Early Life

Vikram Seth was born to Leila and Prem Seth in Calcutta (now Kolkata). His family lived in many cities including the Bata Shoe Company town of Batanagar, Danapur near Patna, and in London.

His younger brother, Shantum, leads Buddhist meditational tours. His younger sister, Aradhana, is a film-maker married to an Austrian diplomat, and has worked on Deepa Mehta's movies Earth and Fire. (Compare the characters Haresh, Lata, Savita and two of the Chatterji siblings in A Suitable Boy: Seth has been candid in acknowledging that ... more »

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  • Rookie Vartika Raj (6/7/2013 3:58:00 AM)

    most diligent and versatile poet of the century. I not only admire his poems, i feel the love the poet inside as well.
    Wish I could just meet him once. But the desire to desire the desired is usually undesirable

  • Rookie Vineet Chhikara (5/27/2013 6:31:00 AM)

    poem lovers... check out my poems...

  • Rookie Smita John (2/14/2013 9:06:00 PM)

    SETH'S POEMS ARE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL AND PACKED WITH KNOWLEDGE AND AT THE SAME TIME THOUGHT PROVOKING.

  • Rookie Andrew Ross (7/6/2012 1:53:00 AM)

    He is a great poet and I am a great fan of his poems. Thank You.
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  • Rookie Charme Robarts (6/30/2012 11:53:00 PM)

    how true this poem is.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,800 Points Sayeed Abubakar (5/30/2012 11:46:00 AM)

    Dear poet, I translated some of your poems in Bangla and were published in Bangla Newspaper here. My e-mail is: sayeed_jh@yahoo.com

  • Rookie Moushumi moushumi (11/26/2008 7:04:00 AM)

    I'm desperately waiting to see that Vikram Seth takes part in Poem Hunter at least to teach something about poetry writing to me. I'm truly stirred by his works.

  • Rookie - 5 Points Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/18/2006 1:16:00 PM)

    I really loved Vikram Seth, s poetry, i am looking forward to read some of his biooks.

  • Rookie Ankan Kazi (5/9/2006 4:44:00 AM)

    Vikram Seth is one of the best poets in India now. Simply beautiful.

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Best Poem of Vikram Seth

All You Who Sleep Tonight

All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -

Know that you aren't alone
The whole world shares your tears,
Some for two nights or one,
And some for all their years.

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