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Seth, Vikram

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Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Indian
Categories: Poets

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1952 - Born in Calcutta on the 20th of June.

1992 - He attended The Doon School in Dehradun, and told a Doon Founder's Day gathering of his "terrible feeling of loneliness and isolation" while studying at the prestigious institution.

1975 - He undertook doctoral studies at Stanford University where he has stated that he spent "11 years not getting an economics Ph.D.

1977-1978 - He was Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing with the poet Timothy Steele,

1980-1982 - Seth did extensive field work in China gathering data for his intended doctoral dissertation on Chinese population planning; he was attached to Nanjing University while in China and became fluent in Mandarin within six months, later translating Chinese as well as Hindi poetry into English.

1983 - Thomas Cook Travel Book Award From Heaven Lake: Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet.

1985 - Commonwealth Poetry Prize (Asia) The Humble Administrator's Garden.

1993 - Irish Times International Fiction Prize A Suitable Boy.

1994 - Commonwealth Writers Prize A Suitable Boy.

         - WH Smith Literary Award A Suitable Boy.

2001 - EMMA for Best Book/Novel An Equal Music.

2005 - Pravasi Bharatiya Samman.


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