Vikram Seth (born June 20, 1952) is an Indian novelist and poet. He was born and raised in Calcutta. He was educated at The Doon School and Tonbridge School. He read Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and did post-graduate study in economics at Stanford University. He also studied classical Chinese poetry at Nanjing University.
He is best known for his novels: The Golden Gate (1986), about San Francisco, written in verse as a very long sonnet sequence; A Suitable Boy (1993), a very long panoramic view of India in the nineteenth century Russian style; and An Equal Music (1999), set in contemporary Europe.
- Mappings (1980)
- From Heaven Lake (1983)
- The Humble Administrator's Garden (1985)
- All You Who Sleep Tonight (1990),
- Beastly Tales (1991)
- Three Chinese Poets (1992)