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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Custody by Manju Kapur

Misery, anxiety, tension does d bring out the worst in us- that woul uld apply to any conflictive situation. I think it is the genius of a writer who picked up a nkvel situation to talk about and then write about it in a way that I, who has read this book infeel that she wrote today and she wrote it because she was telling me something about the lives of the people in the book.

The loving couple are reduced to vindictive and ruthless enemies as they battle for custody of their children. Is it so easy for her to leave behind her kids and go for a new life altogether??

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She is subjugated to severe mental torture re especially by her mother-in-law who epit itomizes the typical patriarchal society. If you want something easy to read, a summary of xustody Eastern principles when it comes to marriage, then it’s worth a look, but I wouldn’t get too excited about it.

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The question on the front of the book ‘How far would you go to possess the one you love? Custody is a novel filled with layers of social and personal commentary that never seeks to judge people’s choices but to illuminate how social values, personal character traits and the legal system can all influence people’s lives in certain ways. Shagun has to bear a lot by the th breakup of marriage just for the sake of gaiining freedom of will and individualism.


The novelist artistical ally weaves the plot throwing light on the fate of the children in such broken marriages. She explores very emotional topics with such fervour.

Although marriage is well-trodden territory for Kapur, here her possession of the subject is complete. The only part that kept me interested was understanding the culture-where west meets east, what is acceptable, what is not, and throwing in the mix of the arranged marriages. In parallel, unravels the life of young Ishita born to typical middle-class East Delhi residing parents whose sole aim in life is to get their only child settled in matrimony.

It left me with a dull ache in my head as well as my heart. IIt brings to surface the hollowness the mod odern families experience in the materialistic stic world.

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When signs of harm or damage begin occur, then it is time to step in and have a mediation mamju both parents and a counsellor, possibly removing them from the situation. She describes herself as always being a reader, not a writer. After reading the blurb and studying the cover, I felt kapud book was all about the legal drama that engulfs a family which decides to part ways for whatever reasons. N Random House India,Press, Read my entire review on http: Her H novels are the portrayal of women’s liberation li and autonomy.

Thrown into the conundrum is Ishita – a young woman who has been kicked out of the family she married into because she cannot bear children. A decent read about the repercussions of divorce when the children become pawns between the warring parents. The mother; filled with new-found love msnju the want to marry the love of her life quickly agrees for part-custody of the children.

Characters remind us of stereotypes characters but author’s balanced approach help us see various angles of the same stereo types. She finally fi decides to go for divorce.

,apur It would be interesting if Kapur does a follow-up novel, focussing on the Roohi and Arjun, as they grow up and away from their divided family.

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. Kapur portrays hoow women are suffering from economic and ssocio-cultural disadvantages in the male le dominated society. Her second novel A Married Woman was called ‘fluent and witty’ in the Independent, while her third, Homewas described as ‘glistening with detail and emotional acuity’ in the Sunday Times.

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Woman’s subordinat ation is a function of class oppression maintain ined because it serves the interests of capital al and the ruling class. It a must read, I suggest you to read it once.

Custody by Manju Kapur – review

Is a mother entitled to her children’s love is she is physically separate from them? But my novels are imaginative recon onstructions. 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.

Sad but not totally heart breaking. The novel can be term rmed as a legal drama of the Indian society. Then Shagun meets Raman’s dynamic new boss Ashok and everything changes.

Her nove vels are chronicles of the Indian middle class fam amilies wherein she discusses issues like lesbi sbianism, infidelity, infertility, divorce, adoption, n, sexual abuse and many more. Desperate for a husband and child, Ishita will do anything to achieve this.

This is fiction that is impressive in its skill and heartrending in its honesty. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Being intellectuall ally alert she is far more mature than her predece cessors. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Preview — Custody by Manju Kapur. If not, then they should be allowed to see the exiting parent.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The development of the special bond between Ishita and Ruhi is interesting to read.