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.

Author: Mazujind Yozahn
Country: Colombia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Career
Published (Last): 6 April 2017
Pages: 383
PDF File Size: 12.85 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.52 Mb
ISBN: 208-7-87772-276-4
Downloads: 29757
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Shabar

Jaydeepsingh Rao Research Scholar At HNGU Aptly known as thee Custodyy 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.

Iff yyou live here, you pay the emotional price.

It would have been a fairytale romance except that Shagun is a married woman, married to Ashok’s best emplo Manju Kapur writes with honesty and emotion in her novel “Custody”, a heart-wrenching tale of infidelity,divorce and broken hearts. Raman re reacts violently as his male ego is hurt.

Custody by Manju Kapur – review

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. Children are not possessions, they are human beings, fragile when it comes to their world’s being ripped apart by anger, jealousy, pain and ultimately revenge. They are torn between two mothers, two ho homes and two countries. Kapur’s stories are set in middle class, urban India largely Delhi or Amritsar because mznju is the social setting the writer understands best.


Shagun wants to come out of the th protective environment of kaur peacefull ffamily set up. Dec 04, Dibyajyoti Sarma rated it really liked it.

Custody by Manju Kapur · OverDrive (Rakuten OverDrive): eBooks, audiobooks and videos for libraries

Custody is the riveting story of how family-love can disintegrate into an obsession to possess children, body and soul, as well as a chilling critique of the Indian judicial system. How they cope up with the fact of separation of their parents? I hate families splitting due to no apparent reason at all.

Light narrative, perhaps even verbose. Kapur’s Custody japur ts the marriages that collapse, social hypocris risies and law suit for children’s kaapur that is a worldwide reality denoting possessiven eness and unequal power kaput in normativ tive patriarchal families where there is constr straint, oppression, violence possessiveness and di disintegration.

A Delhi couple separates after the beautiful wife falls The Custldy Kapoor novel must have been very difficult to write. The book is set during India’s independence struggle and is partly based on the life of Kapur’s mother, Virmati. It is a battlefield of sorts that tears your heart and soul apart because of it’s masterful narrative and honesty. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Open Preview See a Problem?

For the full review, visit IndiaBookStore. Where re children are concerned,ones deepest fee eelings are at stake, and provokes all kinds ds of extreme behaviour. How can I read this book online?

Ashok is charming, handsome and wealthy; though Shagun leads a privileged life, she desires the excitement that Ashok promises. However, things change dramatically when Shagun is introduced to Ashok, Raman’s boss. 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.

  DS 7316HI ST PDF

Custody by Manju Kapur ebook. Be it the distraught Raman who is caught by surprise at his wife’s extra-marital affair, Shagun- the dissatisfied wife who is ready to give up kaput 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.

Sep 08, Ntando rated it really liked it. Jul 18, Miss Cusotdy rated it it was amazing. Ishita though stigmatized d of infertility, divorced, she engaged herself elf in social service to fill up vacuum in her life.

She finally fi decides to mannu for divorce. 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. And even toda day woman is heavily handicapped though her situation is beginning to change. Custody is a novel filled with layers of social and personal commentary that never seeks to judge people’s choices but to msnju how social values, personal character traits and the legal system can all influence people’s lives in certain ways.