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(20 June 1952 - / Kolkata / India)

Vikram Seth
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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 ... more »

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  • Dev Arya (10/1/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    please read my poem guys if you are hindi poetry and urdu poetry lover. I need your review so that i can improve on my writing skills. PLss Plss do read my poems.
    here's a link to it
    http: //www.poemhunter.com/poem/hafizaah/

  • 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

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

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

  • 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.

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