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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The characters are wonderfully narrated. Manju Kapur’s ‘Custody’ demands a sensitive reading and it offers readers with many important aspects of understanding how marital life in India is fast disintegrating and being shaped by extra marital affairs, materialistic pursuits, and so on.

Where does friends, hobbies, an alternate c What I love about Manju Kapur is that the characters she weaves are so real.

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They have been depri rived of their individuality, self-reliance an and aspirations. 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”. When signs of harm or damage begin occur, then it is time to step in and have a mediation between both parents and a counsellor, possibly removing them from the situation.


She nogel the complex dance people do to settle custody disputes and what a person will do in order to fulfill their selfish desires. Misery, anxiety, tension does d custoy out the worst in us- that woul uld apply to any conflictive situation.

The modern wom oman has come out of the narrow socio-cultura ral spaces and paradigm. Topics Fiction The Observer.

The root cause mwnju the patria riarchal society where a male dominates but he here a woman antagonises another. Kapur’s women characters are bold enough too face f the cruel and slow turns of Indian judi diciary and the way it functions.

Custody by Manju Kapur – review

The above used product classification has been solely undertaken by the seller. Kapur portrays hoow women are suffering from economic and ssocio-cultural disadvantages in the male le dominated society.

The T novelist depicts how the marriage set up is disintegrated ending in divorce and legal custody. Aug 24, Samrudhhi Deshmukh rated it really liked it. Manju Kapur has well portray ayed the pangs and the loneliness of the two wo children in the novel.

Shagun’s mother doe oes her best to coax her to be faithful to her er husband. Show 25 25 50 All. Such things have now become commonplace, with increasing number custdy broken marriages. I came to care about Roo and Arjun as though they were someone I knew, therein lies the genius of a writer.

Used Book in good condition. Without taking in to cons nsideration the children would be in,Shagun un rebels to fulfill her desires as she nkvel been mu uch oppressed and suppressed in the patria riarchal set up since her childhood.


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Where re children are concerned,ones deepest fee eelings are at stake, and provokes all kinds ds of extreme behaviour. Although marriage is well-trodden territory for Kapur, here her possession of the subject is complete.

A ready made family may seem ideal, but where there are children there are complications, and Raman’s son, Arjun proves to be difficult to love. Amid the demands and hysterics of the four grown-ups in this tale of broken marriages, the children remain quietly in the background until the novel’s second half. The obsession with ensuring a lady is married and settled, as a yardstick to measure her happiness which filters down to parental coercion and feeling of low self-esteem.

N Random House India,Press, Remember me on this computer. The novelist artistical ally weaves the plot throwing light on the fate of the children in such broken marriages. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

What I couldn’t decipher was the role that a childless Ishita has to play in the story! With her pincer grasp of Indian values and emotions, she can spin realistic tales of the Indian family life. Read it but be ready to cry.