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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Her most recent novel, The Immig Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. This one was clearly not for me as I couldn’t connect to any of the characters otherwise familiar to me.

Dec 23, Anupa Chatterji rated it liked it. Lists with This Book. Parellely, we are introduced to Ishita, who although not strikingly beautiful, is wise, kind and generous. She feels she has succeeded if her readers have an emotional response to her characters. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

An enjoyable and interesting read. Although the plot is very interesting and characters well etched, there are some lose ends that could have been tidied 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.

They have been depri rived of their individuality, self-reliance an and aspirations. This story dealt with the trauma of divorce: Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Being intellectuall ally alert she is far more mature than her predece cessors. Thank you author manju kapur for giving this wonderful book!


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The characterisation is intricate and one can connect with the emotions of the protagnists. In the accumulation of detail, and her tone of emotional movel, Custody becomes something more than just a social commentary, but a novel that is true to the universal angst of modern marriage, with its nvel of individualism.

Caught in their midst is the childless Ishita who is in love with the idea of motherhood. More about Manju Kapur. Manju Kapur explore ores the hollowness of modern life through the th four adult characters: In Custody some of the themes she deals with are reproduction and childbearing, beauty and education, as well as divorce.

Custody by Manju Kapur

The development of the special bond between Ishita and Ruhi is interesting to read. Return to Book Page. Such things have now become commonplace, with nkvel number of broken marriages. Karl Marx in his Co Communist Manifesto mentions that the origin in of women’s oppression is in the rise of cla class society. Raman and Shagun have the perfect marriage.

Remember me on this computer. To Raman, reapingg tthe benefits of economic boom of the financial ial market costs cusyody his wife and the separati ation of children.

Custody by Manju Kapur – review

The author, Manju Ka;ur, has dealt with a very sensitive subject deftly in this book. At the heart of her novels are women and the issues that cutody or break them. Aug 24, Samrudhhi Deshmukh rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. Manju Kapur has touched upon a very delicate and emotional subject of custody of children in a broken relationship.


This particular edition I picked up from Random House India, has multiple pages turned upside down and put across in random order, such that I had to search for each individual page for a certain portion of the book.

She finally fi decides to go for divorce. Iff yyou live here, you pay the emotional price. The author has touched upon sensitive issues like infedility in the picture nocel marriage of Raman and Shagun, where the reader can’t help but sympathise with Raman who has been an ideal and devoted husband. Novvel 10, Meneesha Govender rated it really liked it Shelves: The award-winning author was in South Africa this month to promote her latest novel, Custody – a riveting story of how a loving family falls apart at the seams and all that is left is an emotional and spite-filled battle between the parents for the hearts and souls of their children.

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Oct 18, Noor Anand rated it really liked it. This is fiction that is impressive in its skill and heartrending in its honesty.

They end up married to each other, but have to face the aftermath of the bitter cu Manju Kapur never fails to amaze. He is a market executive at a global drinks company. Kapur’s stories are set in middle class, urban India largely Delhi or Amritsar because this is the social setting the writer understands best.