vikram seth is among the crop of bold new writers. his impingement on the condition of Indian English literature in the eighties was in consonance with the larger development of Indian English literature at that time. his novels and poetry grew from a mind intregal with indian conditions of living. and yet it felt equally comfortable with conditions abroad. one remembers his admission that whenever he writes on anything, at whatever the place may be, he gets immersed in the place and situation, and remains completely confined to the conditions, both physical and mental, available there. this is particularly true to his novels.
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