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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It is then that we begin to see the disastrous side-effects of the bitter fight for their custody, the “tyranny of blood”, and their trauma, “torn between two mothers, two homes, two countries”.

Read my entire review on http: It was then that I decided to read this book. Shagun, after leading a happily married life so far, decides that she is bored of being just a house-wife and now wants to custodu working. I want to read this book “Custody” full story.

But my novels are imaginative recon onstructions. Apr 10, Indiabookstore rated it liked it.

The novel can be term rmed as a legal drama of the Indian society. And I surely got my answers after I read the entire book! Judgemental In a country filled with people who love judging others and telling others how to live, Kapur rails against such actions. Shagun mannu to come out of the th protective environment of the peacefull ffamily set up.


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Did the exiting parent harm the child physically, mentally or emotionally? In my earlier novels it was w cusotdy negotiated this relationship. Dec 23, Anupa Chatterji rated it liked it. In spite of being marrieed and having children, she goes ahead too eenjoy new love life. Caught in their midst is the childless Ishita who is in love with the idea of motherhood.

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Kapur presents him to us with empathy and meticulous attention to detail. Her vindictive behaviour towards her husband, who has worked himself into the ground to give her what her family, his family, their culture and customs expects from a ‘good’ man is not enough for her; proving my point that you can have all the material things in life you want, but if you do not mahju and care for each other with the small things, you are never going to be happy.

Ishita though stigmatized d of infertility, divorced, she engaged herself elf in social service to fill up vacuum in her life. I love it ,it teaches about the importance of family. These questions intrigued me, as I read the newspaper article.

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Shagun has to bear a lot by the th breakup of marriage just for the sake of gaiining freedom of will and individualism. Here it is ev everybody-the children, the father, the wives. As a woman, having taught at a college for women and having three daughters, Kapur says she is privy to so many stories that involve women. I think this is the best of Kapur’s novels so far. The emotional trauma of the couples undergoing separation, the tribulations of the children, all are portrayed very convincingly.


Her decision to write in the manner she does comes out of writing what she knows and is comfortable with. At the heart of her novels are women and the issues that make or break them.

For the full review, visit IndiaBookStore. As adults in these situations, parents have to put their children first, but so many fail to do this.

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This is fiction that is impressive in its skill and heartrending in its honesty. Although marriage is well-trodden territory for Kapur, here her possession of the subject is complete. Manju Kapur explore ores the hollowness manjh modern life through the th four adult characters: Return to Book Page. Custody by Manju Kapur. But the novel goess a step further describing the life of wom men, struggle for their cusgody rights, quest for or identity and survival.