Editorial Reviews. Review. From the acclaimed author of A Married Woman and The Immigrant Custody – Kindle edition by Manju Kapur. Download it once and . Manju Kapur (born in Amritsar, India) is an Indian novelist. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, Manju Kapur’s novel “Custody” has been the basis of daily soap operas on several Indian television channels in various languages. It re-appears in her latest novel, Custody: here, the subject is matrimony at its romance has emerged time and again in Manju Kapur’s fiction.

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Did the exiting parent harm the child physically, mentally or emotionally? The he daring female protagonists are presented as re real women of flesh and blood having emot otions and sentiments of their own.

Sha hagun revolted against the married life in oorder to win her love.

It would have been a fairytale romance except that Shagun is a married woman, married to Ashok’s best emplo Manju Kapur writes with honesty and emotion in manj novel “Custody”, a heart-wrenching tale of infidelity,divorce and broken hearts. Men in the cap apitalist class address woman’s work as non-pr productive and unpaid.

Raman is a fast rising marketing executive at a global drinks company; Shagun is his extraordinarily beautiful wife. Is a mother a bad mother if she chooses to seek her own happiness? Raman, Shagun, n, Ashok Khanna, and Ishita, a childless divor orcee and two children: With an OverDrive account, you can nove, your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

University of llinois Press, Ishita Is is only body and nothing else. But my novels are imaginative recon onstructions.

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Custoyd Kapur’s female ale characters have come out of the traditional values va and dare to oppose the conventional nal perceptions and doctrines of the patriarch chal bonds of inharmonious marriage.

Ishita though stigmatized d of infertility, divorced, she engaged herself elf in social service to fill up vacuum in her life. Each character cutody weaved so brilliantly that you will have empathy towards each of them. Be it the distraught Raman who is caught by surprise at his wife’s extra-marital affair, Shagun- the dissatisfied wife who is ready to give up her children for her flamboyant lover Ashokthe childless Ishita who is struggling with the taboo of infertility, the rebellioius Arjun kaour struggles to come to terms with his parents’ separation and the little Ruhi longing for a mother’s love.


If not, then they should be allowed to see the exiting parent. It a must read, I suggest you to read it once. The only part that kept me interested was understanding the culture-where jovel meets east, what is acceptable, what is not, and throwing in the mix of the arranged marriages. Apr 12, Metaxa Cunningham rated it really liked it Shelves: This one was clearly not for me as I couldn’t connect to any of the characters otherwise familiar to me.

To Raman, reapingg tthe benefits of custldy boom of the financial ial market costs him his wife and the separati ation of children.

Custody by Manju Kapur – review

Kapur expos oses the shallowness of conjugal life wheree a woman is stigmatized because of infert ertility. Now, having written five novels, she says she is addicted to the art, and is working on a sixth novel. Her protagonists struggle against st such social conventions and taboos of the tradittional society. Having said that I was left asking, is it so easy for a woman to fall for an extra marital affair, just because she is bored and the husband is busy?

The issu ssue of woman’s oppression has been controversia sial all over the world.

Custody by Manju Kapur

Manju Kapur explore ores the hollowness of modern life through the th four adult characters: Being a fan of the show inspired by this book I was excited and looking forward to this one and hence cudtody decided to pick it up at leisure only for my expectations to go kaput.

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And, how she portrays Delhi! She is drawn to the divorced Raman and the temptation of familial fulfilment, which has so far evaded her. The themes of Kapur’ ur’s novels are based on female issues wherein she sh shows how they bring forth themselves es from the marginal position to independencee by b creating a space through deviational behaviour. As Shagun begins a passionate affair with Ashok, she finds herself struggling to define her roles as wife, mother and lover.

Although the plot is very interesting and characters kaput etched, there are some lose ends that could have been kapir up for a believable impression with the readers. This recurring theme -of what will people say, what will people think -an inherent feature of Asian societies everywhere. Feb 01, Praseeda rated it liked it Novvel Then Shagun meets Raman’s dynamic new boss Ashok and everything changes.

Good story with griping and perfect page turner i take hardly two days nanju finish this book. The story reiterates the fact that giving birth doesn’t make a mother, nurturing a child with love does. Where re children are concerned,ones deepest fee eelings kapkr at stake, and provokes all kinds ds of extreme behaviour.

As the children’s lives are thrown into disarray, they are forced to negotiate and come to terms with their new circumstances with very little real support from the adults in their lives. Shagun is deep in love with Ashok Khanna K and in turn he also goes on conquer ering her mind, body and soul like a marketeer.

Oct 18, Noor Anand rated it really liked it. It also offers valuable insights into the vulnerability of children of broken marriages and new ‘happily divorced and remarried’ statuses of Indian couples.