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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I particularly loved the end, where a woman, who is not the birth mother of a child, emerges victorious by getting custody of the child. Caught in their midst is the childless Ishita who is in love with the idea of motherhood.

With her pincer grasp of Indian values and emotions, she can spin realistic tales of the Indian family life. 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.

Sep 08, Ntando rated it really liked it. Jan 21, Anoshi Jayasinghe rated it it was amazing. And I surely got my answers after I read the entire book! Will she be the mother that both Arjun and Roohi deserved or does she have a bigger role to play in the overly twisted lives of the kids and Raman? Raman is a fast rising marketing executive at a global drinks company; Shagun is his extraordinarily beautiful wife.

He has this respectable job, gets paid handsomely, and leads a decently content life with his gorgeous wife Shagun, his smart teenager son Arjun and his adorable three year old daughter, Roohi. Books by Manju Kapur. Hence, in Custody, Raman and his experience of the divorce and custody battle as well as his deep love for his children.

Feb 08, Ankita Chatterjee marked it as to-read.

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Aug 24, Samrudhhi Deshmukh rated it really liked it. Good story with griping and perfect page turner i take hardly two days for finish this book. Her vindictive behaviour towards her husband, who has worked himself into the ground to give her what her family, his family, their culture and customs expects from a ‘good’ The blurb leads you to think of Shagun as the victim, but like most women these days, sadly, she wants to have the whole chocolate cake to herself and remain a size 0.


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Custody by Manju Kapur – review

And, how she portrays Delhi! Kapur presents him to us with empathy and meticulous attention to detail. Being a Delhi-ite, she makes me fondly remember good ol’ delhi and the people. Jaydeepsingh Rao Research Scholar At HNGU Aptly known as thee Jane Austen of modern Indian English Liter terature, Manju Kapur creates an edifice onn two inches of ivory delineating the theme off upper middle class families in her novels.

She is subjugated to severe mental torture re especially by her mother-in-law who epit itomizes the typical patriarchal society. Being intellectuall ally alert she is far more mature than her predece cessors. Fiction Literature Publication Details Publisher: Her second novel A Married Woman was called ‘fluent and witty’ in the Independent, while her third, Homewas described as ‘glistening cistody detail and emotional acuity’ in the Sunday Times.

IIt ka;ur to surface the hollowness the mod odern families experience in the materialistic stic world. Kapurr lays bare the force of extramarital affair w which can break up the very foundation of a solid lid married life.

Topics Fiction The Observer. Kapur expos oses the shallowness of conjugal life wheree a woman is stigmatized because of infert ertility. Through familial intervention, Raman meets Ishita, who attempts to soothe Raman’s pain from his divorce as well as her own longing for a child. In Custody parallell tto Shagun’s story runs Ishita’s, who has been de deprived of her marital status. She, being a mother, a wife and at the sam ame time a lover, manjj in dilemma and in constantt conflict c but as the affair becomes passionate ate and fiery, Shagun has no regrets in lying to Raman Ra and her mother.


Custody by Manju Kapur

Raman, ShagunIshitaRoohi, Arjun these are the characters involved in this story each and every character of described briefly and detailed. Help Center Find new research papers in: 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.


Thus, begins the battle for custody. An obvious gaffe in the very beginning of the book 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 cstody between the warring parents. Having said that I was left asking, is it so easy for a woman to fall for an extra marital affair, just because she is bored and the husband is busy? She analyses the predicament of women in the he conventional patriarchal society wherein in their psyche is disturbed causing maritall discord.

Then Shagun meets Raman’s dynamic new boss Ashok and everything changes. She lives in New Delhi. Nov 04, Jayant rated it liked it.

custoxy I couldn’t agree with the author here. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. The mother; filled with new-found love and the want to marry the love of her life quickly agrees for part-custody of the children. Log In Sign Up.

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Ishita is happ ppy even being the guardian of other’s ch child whereas Shagun even being the mothe ther hunts for independence and identity of her own. The root cause is the patria riarchal society where a male dominates mqnju he here a woman antagonises another. Being a fan of the show inspired by this book I was excited and looking forward to this one and hence had decided to pick it up at leisure only for my expectations to go kaput.

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.