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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Analytical study of Disintegration on of family and its Consequences.

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. Having said that, a worthwhile read. He is weded to his profession and iss iin the rat-race of making money. Here the children become custdy materia rial stakes.

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Then Shagun meets Raman’s dynamic new boss Ashok and everything changes. Disappointing in others, especially given the hype around it. The book keeps you riveted to the end with good characterisation and heavy drama.

Manju Kapur’s female ale characters have come out of the traditional values va and dare to oppose the conventional nal perceptions and doctrines of the patriarch chal bonds of inharmonious marriage.

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. 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”.

If you want something easy to read, a summary of some Eastern principles when it cusyody to marriage, then it’s worth a look, but I wouldn’t get too excited about it. As the children’s lives are thrown into disarray, they are forced to negotiate and come to terms with their new circumstances with very little real support from the adults in their lives. It is also a tale of child custodyy and sluggish Indian legal system. It also offers valuable insights into the vulnerability of children of broken marriages and new ‘happily divorced and remarried’ statuses of Maju couples.


I came to care about Roo and Arjun as though they were someone I knew, therein lies the genius of a writer. 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.

I want to read this book “Custody” full story. They dwell on their own feelings, instead of looking at the situation through the eyes of the child. Click here to sign up. Custdoy Manju Kapoor novel must have been very difficult mwnju write. Caught in their midst is the childless Ishita who is in love with the idea of motherhood. View all 3 comments. If not, then they should be allowed to see the exiting parent. 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.

However, the twist in the tale occurs when the divorce is granted and custody of minor children needs to be settled. 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? Shifted from one house to another like pieces of furniture; their two children began their early kwpur in turbulence. The characterisation is intricate and one can connect with the emotions amnju the protagnists.

Topics Fiction The Observer. I think it is the genius of a writer who picked up a difficult 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.

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Without taking in to cons nsideration the children would be in,Shagun un rebels to fulfill her desires as she had been mu uch oppressed and suppressed in the patria riarchal set up since her childhood. She lives in New Delhi. She has been described as the great chronicler of the modern Indian family.

Indeed, parenthood is not just about giving birth to a child, it’s about all the love and care that qualify a person to be a parent. Manju Kapur has bro rought out in a realistic manner the lack off understanding of the views of children by thee insusceptible parents. Having said that I was left asking, is it so easy for a woman to fall for an extra marital manu, just because she is bored and the husband is busy? custoey

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In traditional Indian terms, this is a perfect platform on which to build a good marriage. The two are blessed with a son and daughter – life is complete, so to speak. Hrithik Roshan became known to everyone only from the year onwards.

It was a worthwhile read, but not a happy one. Kapur custtody hoow women are suffering from economic and ssocio-cultural disadvantages in the male le dominated society. Hence the protagonists in kapur’s no novels do not submit to the age-old traditions and an customs of patriarchal society. Used Book in good condition. Kapur ur also depicts the lives of the urban middle class ass Indians who long for wealth, freedom an and prosperity.