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Seth, Vikram

Born: 1952 AD
Currently alive, at 63 years of age.
Nationality: Indian
Categories: Poets

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.