The second novel of Manju Kapur ” s A Married Woman, is set in Delhi against the milieu of communal turbulences centered on the. A Married Woman has ratings and 44 reviews. Gorab said: My wife picked this and I followed in curious to know more about Married Woman:>At the bac. Editorial Reviews. Review. A stunning repackage of Manju Kapur’s classic novel – the tender and funny story of family life across three generations of Delhi.

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You know her, you understand her, you just don’t want to let her go. But otherwise a good book. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: In my own library at home in Spain there laid a novel written by an Indian woman writer that I had bought in Madrid one day, I had tried to read and then had left untouched but not forgotten on a shelf, its misteries still to be discovered.

And wherever it falls short of the requirements of being a lesbian novel, the review attempts to understand why. This substantiates the argument of those who seek legitimacy for lesbianism on the basis of its similarity with heterosexual relationships: You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. While Astha meets some males herself, and has a little more experience that her mother realises, she eventually agrees to an arranged marriage.


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As it happens, I am part of a reading website where I saw that this book did not have very good reviews. Feb 19, Gorab Jain rated it liked it Shelves: Overall, an okay read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The infinite eats in which she could be harmed were bit specified, but Astha absorbed them through her skin, and ever after was dream to the safe and secure.

May 20, Imprint: Let me first give a short account janju the plot of the novel.

In the privacy of her middle-class Indian home, she dreams of the lover who will touch her soul. At first sight, it is in many ways an uncompromising, almost awkward piece of work.

A Married Woman by Manju Kapur

Thus, for me, the love wkman with the other woman was the least interesting or authentic aspect of the book. Thus this book is worth reading once by all. At best she wants to straddle both the worlds—and paradoxically the heterosexual world becomes one of choice and the lesbian world an incidental happening, which she enjoys but which she is not prepared to acknowledge to the world by ‘coming out,’ nor is she prepared to give up on her children and husband and home.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. In fact, it is hard at times to feel as if something more major must happen. What the review aims to do bt this: I don’t want that to wokan like I approve of affairs, but in Astha’s case, she felt no love in her marriage and divorce is heavily frowned upon. A must read For Married woman. The Sari Shop Widow. Every breath she takes, every word she utters, every feeling she experiences, every dusty scooter ride, every sari in her cupboard – all of them are shatteringly real.


While Astha meets some males herself, and has a little more woma that her mother realises, she eventually agrees to an arranged marriage. The Orphan of India. I would like to refer to the text here to illustrate the point: May 10, Roxana rated it really liked it.

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It was pretty disappointing. You submitted the following rating and review.

I got totally bored and didn’t even want to pick it up. A reader can instantly connect with the lead character of Astha, as she experiences the trials and tribulations of being a teenager, puberty, losing a parent, entering an arranged marriage, economic dependence, raising a family and finding her true passion through art, activism and love.