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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Parellely, we are introduced to Ishita, who although not strikingly beautiful, is wise, kind and generous.

If you want something easy to read, a summary of some Eastern principles when it comes to marriage, then it’s worth a look, but I wouldn’t get too excited about it. Feb 01, Praseeda rated it liked it Shelves: IIt brings to surface the hollowness the mod odern families experience cusyody the materialistic stic world. The above nlvel product classification has been solely undertaken by the seller.

M anju Kapur’s fifth novel — following previously acclaimed works such as Custidy Daughters and The Immigrant — is largely set in the thriving, upper-middle-class colonies of Delhi in the mids, against the backdrop of the initial surge of foreign investment in India.

For Kapur, the most important thing in her writing is that her characters are real and believable.

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Shifted from one house to another like pieces of furniture; their two children began their early life in turbulence. Shagun’s mother doe oes her best to coax her to be faithful to her er husband.


Open Preview See a Problem? It is also a tale of child custodyy and sluggish Indian legal manjj. What does it mean to be a mother?

Raman, Shagun, n, Ashok Khanna, and Ishita, a childless divor orcee and two children: The Manju Kapoor novel must have been very difficult to write.

The author, Manju Kapur, has dealt with a very sensitive subject deftly in this book. At the heart of her novels are women and the issues that make or break them. Caught in their midst is the childless Ishita who is in love with the idea of motherhood.

Custody by Manju Kapur – review

An obvious gaffe in the very beginning of the book is though the story starts off from the yearit immediately mentions mapur the characters going to meet Hindi film star Hrithik Roshan at an event. Iff yyou live here, you pay the emotional price.

This is a woman who clearly wants the finer things manji life, and then resents the life she allows to unfold, believing it is everybody else’s fault but her own. And then the quest of seeking divorce begins.

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.

It a must read, I suggest you to read it once.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. How they cope up with manuu fact of separation of their parents? Read it but be ready to cry. This one was clearly not for me as I couldn’t connect to any of the characters otherwise familiar to Curiosity got the best of me when I decided to pick up this one.


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Raman is a fast rising marketing executive at a global drinks company; Shagun is his extraordinarily beautiful wife. Ashok is charming, handsome and wealthy; though Shagun leads a privileged life, she desires the excitement that Ashok onvel.

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 nove. Then Shagun meets Raman’s dynamic new boss Ashok and everything changes.

Curiosity got the best of me when I decided to pick up this one. The he novel is a series of events and incidents eencompassing themes like separation, divorc orce ,remarriages of the four adults and with it follows fo a series of legal procedure on the iss issue of custody. I want to read this book “Custody” full story.

Remember me on this computer. As Shagun begins a passionate affair with Ashok, she finds herself struggling to define her roles as wife, mother and lover.