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I. Allan Sealy, 1951-


Image of  I. Allan Sealy , 1951- (photo credit:  Gaurav Sharma)

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  1. The Trotter-Nama: a chronicle.
    New Delhi: IndiaInk, 1999
    (LCCN: 87045262, LC has different edition)
  2. From Yukon to Yucatan: a western journey.
    New Delhi: Minerva Press, 1995
    (LCCN: 95129709. LC has different edition)
  3. The Everest Hotel: a calendar.
    New Delhi: IndiaInk, 1998
    (LCCN: 98908219)

One of India's post-Independence writers, Allan Sealy was born in 1951 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. After schooling in Lucknow, he attended Delhi University, then studied and worked in the United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Now he spends much of his time in Dehra Dun. His eye for place and his evocative descriptions are apparent in all his novels and in his travelogue, From Yukon to Yukatan. Sealy's first novel, The Trotter-Nama: A Chronicle, is a tale of seven generations of an Anglo-Indian family. His more recent novel, The Everest Hotel: A Calendar, gained him an international following after being short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1998.

According to Alex Tickell of the University of York, Allan Sealy has introduced "a memorable cast of characters in The Everest Hotel [and] his talents are equally evident in the luminous descriptive passages in the text, and in his feel for the lighter brushwork of natural detail, and shades of color and texture."

Allan Sealy has won a number of awards for his writing including the Commonwealth Best Book Award in 1989, Sahitya Akademi Award in 1991 and the Crossword Book Award in 1998.

The Library of Congress has four works by him.

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