|Plot Summary of A Suitable Boy|
|"Lata Mehra's mother, Rupa, is determined to marry off her second daughter. The book opens at Savita and Pran Kapoor's wedding, where Lata decides that she does not want an arranged marriage like her sister. As the year passes three suitors come into Lata's life. While Lata chooses among a handsome Muslim classmate, a writer friend, or the self-made business man her mother wants for her, family drama and Indian history unfold around her. Life changes for Maan, Pran's brother, when he falls for an unsuitable girl. Savita and Pran begin domestic life together and start their family. Lata's brothers clash in Calcutta. The book is a story of everyday life during 1951-52 in India."
Katie Klein, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Suitable Boy|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Inside culture (main char)
- Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull)
- family young v. old guard
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- Indian Indian
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 9 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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