Ethnic Mosaic in Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy
Diasporic Literature highlights issues like cultural dilemma, quest of identity, multiculturalism and universal aspects of human existence. Vikram Seth is one of the most significant Indian novelists. He is a multi-faceted writer and huge music enthusiast and better known as an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, author, children’s writer, biographer and also memoirist. His novel A Suitable Boy takes up diverse themes ranging from personal relations to social, economic, political and religious issues. The novel is divided into nineteen parts with one thousand and four hundred pages. It deals with the story of a mother searching for a suitable boy to marry her daughter from four families of different religious- Kappor, Khan, Mehra and Chatterji over a period of 18 months. A Suitable Boy describes the mentality of Indian people about romance, love and marriage. In India religion has always played a very important part in the life as big and ethnically diverse. This paper attempts to explore Ethnic Mosaic and portrait of society from different angles which include people of different religious.