Last Updated: 12 Jun, 2023 | Views: 617
Other Profession(s): Poet, NoveList
Famous For: Indian Author And Poet
Higher Education: PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics), Master’s in Economics
Net Worth: $1-5 Million
Vikram Seth is a well-known author from India. He has published several novels and poetry collections. Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, Sahitya Academy Award, WH Smith Literary Award, and Crossword Book Award are honors he has received. Like Beastly Tales and Mappings, Seth's poetry collections make significant contributions to the Indian English language poetry fiction. Seth attended the all-boys boarding school The Doon in Dehradun, where he served as the editor-in-chief of The Doon School Magazine.
In 1980 – "Mappings" was his first book of poetry to be published.
In 1990 – Seth wrote poetry called "All You Who Sleep Tonight."
In 1992 – He wrote a children's book called "Beastly Tales from Here and There," which includes ten animal stories.
In 1993 – The first novel Seth published was "A Suitable Boy."
In 1999 – His second novel, "An Equal Music," was published.
Achievements and Awards
In 1983 – He won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award for his book "From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet."
In 2005 – Seth was honored with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman.
In 2007 – He was awarded Padma Shri in Literature & Education.
Seth's adaptability can be seen in his contribution to the libretto, which he wrote for the English National Opera, focusing on the Greek legend of Arion and the Dolphin.
Seth is bilingual and fluent in several languages, including Welsh, Mandarin, Urdu, French, and English. He enjoys singing German lieder and playing flute and cello as a music lover.