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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  • hitanshi(2/16/2019 8:19:00 AM)

    plz can u provide me summary of poem" the mouse and the snake"

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  • Garima(10/21/2018 5:16:00 AM)

    Explanation of the mouse and the snake

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  • paras(7/22/2018 11:31:00 AM)

    good poems superb

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  • Purab(1/3/2018 2:18:00 AM)

    What a wonderful poem made by vikram seth

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  • Anne S McDowell(12/14/2017 11:29:00 AM)

    Poems I wrote

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  • Sam Mohammed(6/3/2015 7:30:00 AM)

    Vikram deserve a place in top 10

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  • 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

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

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

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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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