Vikram Seth

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Alan Johnson: ‘I read Animal Farm at 14 and it changed my life’
The author and former home secretary on disliking Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend and his fondness for PG Wodehouse

Alan Johnson

17, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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BBC's A Suitable Boy rankles 'love jihad' conspiracy theorists in India
BJP reaction to depiction of Hindu-Muslim romance follows recent rows over interfaith marriages

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

27, Nov, 2020 @12:34 PM

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Top 10 verse novels | Sarah Crossan
From Homer’s classical epic to Kae Tempest’s mythic struggles in modern London, these books show that poetry can be more immediate than prose

Sarah Crossan

30, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Toronto film festival announces line-up with Mark Wahlberg drama premiering
Halle Berry’s directorial debut also on programme but whether physical screenings will take place remains up in the air

Andrew Pulver

30, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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A Suitable Boy review – a very British, Indian period drama
It is beautiful, expensive and groundbreaking in its casting, yet Andrew Davies’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s tome still feels uncomfortably old-school

Chitra Ramaswamy

26, Jul, 2020 @9:00 PM

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TV tonight: Vikram Seth's Indian drama finally comes to screen
His emotional 1993 novel A Suitable Boy is adapted with an all-South Asian cast. Plus: The Adulterer reaches its third season. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Phil Harrison, Graeme Virtue, Ellen E Jones and Paul Howlett

26, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'This show is just the start': inside the BBC's all-person-of-colour A Suitable Boy
It has 110 actors, is based on one of the longest books in English - and it’s the BBC’s first historical drama with no white characters. But some think the series doesn’t go far enough. We take a look behind the scenes

Ammar Kalia

20, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Indian LGBT activists hold vigils before court rules on anti-gay law
Indian supreme court to rule on colonial-era penal code that bans gay sex, after 2013 judgment reversed years of gradual liberalisation

Vidhi Doshi in Mumbai

01, Feb, 2016 @3:52 PM

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Books about San Francisco: readers' picks
From yuppies to Harvey Milk via Jack London, here is your essential reading list for San Francisco travels – real or imaginary

Marta Bausells and Guardian readers

07, Mar, 2015 @4:00 PM

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Fifty greatest modern love poems list embraces 30 different countries

Global reach of experts' new selection ranges over last 50 years, from Scotland to Saudi Arabia, Korea to Kurdistan

Alison Flood

02, Jul, 2014 @10:13 AM

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Narendra Modi and the new face of India

With the rise of Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi culminating in this week's election, Pankaj Mishra asks if the world's largest democracy is entering its most sinister period since independence

Pankaj Mishra

16, May, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Vikram Seth: India's gay sex ban is against our tradition of tolerance
'Incensed' author says Indian supreme court reinstatement of law curtailing LGBT rights is an attack on millions of people

Jason Burke in Delhi

20, Dec, 2013 @4:20 PM

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