Vikram Seth

  • Kolkata Literary Meet 2014: A resounding success 06-02-2014 05:02 PM

    The first year of the Kolkata Literary Meet being held independently from the Book Fair was a resounding success. An initiative by Kalam, with Gameplan as the chief organizers, the meet was sponsored by reputed corporate names such as Tata Steel, Exide and Google Srei. The panel not only boasted...
  • Read Vikram Seth's poem 'Through love's great power' - a protest against the SC ruling on gay sex 29-01-2014 01:40 PM

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013, verdict criminalizing gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. Celebrated author Vikram Seth, who has been a champion of the LGBT community for some time...
  • SC ruling on section 377 ruling hollow, shallow: Vikram Seth 27-01-2014 12:30 AM

    Slamming the Supreme Court's ruling upholding Indian Penal Code's (IPC)section 377, criminalising gay sex, celebrated author Vikram Seth on Sunday said the judgement was "ethically hollow and intellectually shallow." "Just because a population is miniscule do you forgo their fundamental rights? Its ethically hollow and intellectually shallow," he said during...
  • Aleph to publish Vikram Seth's 'A Suitable Boy' sequel 18-12-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Aleph Book Company has acquired publishing rights of Vikram Seth's much-awaited 'A Suitable Girl', sequel to the 1993 bestseller 'A Suitable Boy'. The novel is set for release 2016. Aleph will also be publishing the 20th anniversary edition of "A Suitable Boy", set to release February 2014. The...
  • SC judgement criminalising gay sex harmed Indian polity: Vikram Seth 14-12-2013 09:02 AM

    Novelist and gay rights activist Vikram Seth has hit out at the recent Supreme Court judgement criminalising gay sex in the country. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Vikram said the judgment was worse than the Supreme Court ruling striking down an individual's right to challenge his detention...
  • Devil's Advocate: Judgement by SC on Section 377 is terrible, says Vikram Seth 12-12-2013 11:24 PM

    After the Supreme Court upheld Indian Penal Code Section 377, writer Vikram seth stressed that the judgement was terrible. "I am absolutely astounded by the narrow minded, uncompassionate, limited blinkered judgement of the particular bench," Seth said. ...
  • SC order on Section 377 a disgrace: Vikram Seth 11-12-2013 05:40 PM

    In the wake of the Supreme Court's verdict calling gay sex illegal, writer Vikram Seth said that the apex court has disregarded equality and non discrimination. "I think this judgement will be seen as a disgrace in the annals of Indian jurisprudence," Seth added. ...
  • SC order on Section 377 has disregarded equality: Vikram Seth 11-12-2013 03:15 PM

    Writer Vikram Seth expressed his disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict calling gay sex as unconstitutional. "The apex court has disregarded equality and non discrimination," Seth said. ...
  • Vikram Seth asked to return advance money for sequel of 'A Suitable Boy': Reports 09-07-2013 09:01 PM

    New Delhi: Acclaimed Indian writer Vikram Seth has reportedly been asked to return his $1.7 million advance to his UK publisher Hamish Hamilton after he reportedly failed to deliver the sequel of his acclaimed novel "A Suitable Boy". The amount was reportedly paid to Seth when Hamilton commissioned the sequel...
  • 'A Suitable Girl' might become 'An Unsuitable Boy' 06-12-2011 07:23 PM

    New Delhi: Novelist Vikram Seth, who is writing a sequel to 'A Suitable Boy', may not name his new book 'A Suitable Girl' as everyone was led to believe. It could even be named 'An Unsuitable Boy'. "I wrote 'A Suitable Boy' many years ago and it was set in...
  • Author Vikram Seth chases 'A Suitable Girl' 25-01-2011 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: Novelist Vikram Seth is chasing a new story, 'A Suitable Girl', which is a sequel of his popular novel, 'A Suitable Boy'. " 'A Suitable Boy' was a very long book. I did not think it would get published. But as it did well, my publishers wanted me...
  • Concern over classical literature in Jaipur fest 22-01-2011 08:36 PM

    Jaipur: A growing concern to preserve vernacular and classical literature and to popularise it through translations is gradually occupying centre-stage at the sixth DSC Jaipur Literature Festival underway here. "The new generation has limited access to classical and vernacular literature because most of us speak English. Ask me to name...
  • Jaipur literature festival just got bigger 17-01-2011 01:27 PM

    Orhan Pamuk, JM Coetzee, Vikram Seth, Patrick French, Junot Diaz -- the list would please the lover of the written word. These and over 215 writers from India and the world, including seven Booker Prize and five Pulitzer Prize winners will hold centrestage at the DSC Jaipur Literature Festival scheduled...
  • Writers appeal for freedom of Liu Xiaobo 10-12-2010 07:30 PM

    New Delhi: The pitch for the release of Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has gathered fresh momentum with more than 500 high-profile literary signatories from around the world joining ranks with the Internationales Literaturfestival-Berlin. The litterateurs who have joined the crusade against Xiaobo's detention include the likes of John...
  • Kerala hosts The Hay Festival 15-11-2010 01:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: God's Own Country Kerala became host to India's first literary festival.The first version of The Hay Festival had a stellar line -up and engaged crowds. Other than some amazing discussions, the festival was marked by the presence of literary demi-god Vikram Seth, musician Bob Geldof and Simon Schama. ...
  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Writes who put Jaipur on the world literary map 31-01-2009 08:32 PM

    Take a look at the writers who have made Jaipur a literature city. ...
  • Vikram Seth's first audience, kid sister Aradhana 23-01-2009 03:35 AM

    Aradhana reminisces growing up in shadows of brother Vikram Seth. ...
  • The name's Bond, Ruskin Bond 04-06-2007 03:06 PM

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  • Seth, Chandra win Crossword Awards 22-02-2007 12:30 PM

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  • Vikram Seth's letter on anti-gay law 21-09-2006 05:24 PM

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  • No politically right answer for gays 21-09-2006 08:02 AM

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  • Amartya, Seth want gay law scrapped 17-09-2006 05:27 PM

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  • Anti-gay law must go: Vikram Seth 16-09-2006 05:28 PM

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