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by Manju Kapur. An unforgettable novel about what happens when a marriage collapses. Shagun is a woman of unassailable social standing, married to a man . Custody has ratings and 72 reviews. Free Delivery if order value from the seller is greater than Used Book in good condition. No missing/ torn. A marriage preceded or fractured by a heady, socially unacceptable romance has emerged time and again in Manju Kapur’s fiction.

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Being a Delhi-ite, she makes me fondly remember good ol’ delhi and the people. What I couldn’t decipher was the role that a childless Ishita has cutody play in the story! After reading the blurb and studying the cover, I felt the book was all about the legal drama that engulfs a family which decides to part ways for whatever reasons.

Dec 04, Dibyajyoti Sarma rated it really liked it.

A ,apur realistic and honest portayal of people trying to secure what the heart wants. Now, having written five novels, she says she is addicted to the art, and is working on a sixth novel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Paperbackpages. Be it cusstody distraught Raman mahju is caught by surprise at his wife’s extra-marital affair, Shagun- the dissatisfied wife who is ready to give up her children for her flamboyant lover Ashokthe childless Ishita who is struggling with the taboo of infertility, the rebellioius Arjun who struggles to come to terms with his parents’ separation and the little Ruhi longing for a mother’s love.

A decent read about the repercussions of divorce when the children become pawns between the warring parents.

She lives in New Delhi. Characters remind us of stereotypes characters but author’s balanced approach help us see various angles of the same stereo types. Manju Kapur explore ores the hollowness of modern life through the th four adult characters: I couldn’t agree with the author here.

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Custody is the riveting story of how manmu can disintegrate into an obsession to possess children, body and soul, as well maanju a chilling critique of the Indian judicial system. An obvious gaffe in the very beginning of the kapru is though the story starts off from the yearit immediately mentions of the A decent read about the repercussions of divorce when the children become pawns between the warring parents.


Fight for maternal love and jealousy surges in Ishita who cannot bear to part with her daughter and soon finds them fighting for full custody of the children. The medical m report reveals Ishita’s incapability tto conceive pleases the in-laws as it is not thei heir son who is incompetent to beget but she he.

As expected, the demands for a grandchild mount upon the young couple. Ruhi is one such child who has to bear the brunt of her parents’ separation.

Enter the cuatody address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Raman and Shagun, a manu with two children, reap the monetary benefits and accompanying lifestyle of his work at the Brand, a company that invests largely in the manufacture of soft drinks. Raman, the hard-working and rather unobservant husband realizes Manjh However, the twist in the tale occurs when the divorce is granted and custody of minor children needs to be settled. 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.

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’ mxnju the Sunday Times. Kapurr lays bare the force of extramarital affair w which can break up the very foundation of a solid kapud married life.

Shagun has to bear a lot by the th breakup of marriage just for the sake of gaiining freedom of will and individualism. Raman re reacts violently as his male ego is hurt. Custody, a riveting nnovel, represents an emerging group of youn ung successful, educated female protagonist ists who can choose the direction of their destiny ny so easily, no matter what the underlying moral m implications are.

Custody by Manju Kapur

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. It a must read, I suggest you to read it once. Help Center Find new research papers in: In spite of being marrieed and having children, she goes ahead too eenjoy new love life.

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


Apart from this t they also yearn to be a part of the intell ellectual movement to establish their identity. The author has touched upon sensitive issues like infedility in the picture perfect marriage of Raman and Shagun, where the reader can’t help but sympathise with Raman who has been an ideal and devoted husband. Once Raman discovers the affair, Shagun must decide whether or not mnju leave everything behind, including her two young children. Shifted from one house to another like pieces of furniture; their two children began their early life in turbulence.

I love it ,it teaches about the importance of family.

Manju Kapur

At the heart of her novels are women and the issues that make or break them. Not only kapud we taken through the journey of what leads up to one, but also the repercussions of this as well. Kapur’s women characters are bold enough too face f the cruel and slow turns of Indian judi diciary and the way it functions.

Marriage, divorce, remarriage, finding one’s identity in the process the characters seems to be the broad theme and made out as decently as a light novel could. The above used product classification has been solely undertaken by the seller. They dwell on their own feelings, instead of looking at the situation through the eyes of the child.

In Custody some mabju the themes she deals with are reproduction and childbearing, beauty and education, as well as divorce.

What does it mean to be a mother? Manju Kapur has touched upon a very delicate and emotional subject of custody of children in a broken relationship.

The basic story is simple. The book keeps you riveted to the end with good characterisation and heavy drama. Is a mother entitled to her children’s love is she is physically separate from them?