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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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I respect and am proud of women and love each n every angle of it. The Sari Shop Widow.

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In Indian culture where any overt expression of sexuality by women is condemned as promiscuity, lesbians are too much for the mainstream to tolerate. All works are inevitably and inextricably embedded in the cultural context in which they are produced.

Much to Hemant’s annoyance, Astha’s life takes a more volatile turn. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. The Vine of Desire. The latter part felt rushed up without much impact. Many of the painstakingly described events and conversations seem at first to have no direct bearing on Astha’s main emotional story. Beneath an Indian Sky. The Space Between Us. She is made to feel beautiful by her partner.

Smith tells us that, ‘The maanju of lesbian panic have long been inscribed in narratives by and about women.

A Married Woman by Manju Kapur

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Thus this book is worth reading once by all. It protray’s Astha’s relationship with kalur male love interest at very stage life.


I truthfully hope I am wrong in saying this. Yet, while they exist, lesbian activists remain by and large invisible.

I don’t want that to sound like I approve of affairs, but in Astha’s case, she felt no love in her marriage and divorce is heavily frowned upon. Altogether worth a read for its Indian middle class setting. Pipee muses at the time of her final departure, ‘I don’t think, she could take it, and I couldn’t take her not taking it’ p.

Ms Kapur has managed to incorporate the bg and tensions between the ties of tradition and the possibilities afforded by a more progressive life. Maju she makes me polish and clean too. Politics of location plays a significant part in the life of a work. Added to which, Kapur’s enthusiasm for detail seems awesome. Both Astha and Hemant are busy. There was no commitment, because no choice had been exercised.

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Overall rating No ratings yet 0. Ultimately, the narrative celebrates lesbianism.

In some ways Astha is a different kind of woman than we are used to seeing in “Asian Lit” – and that does make her interesting, but in other ways she is conventional – a sad figure stuck inside a pretty staid marriage, slowly lettting go of everything that is important to her. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

This does not happen in Kapur’s novel. It is well explained that how if a person wants love it is not necessary that the partner should be of opposite sex.


I recommend it people who like Indian writing. The book no where explores with the protagonist’s history of this realization The protagonist is a married woman here. Yes, she writes well about sex – references to fluids and erections are chucked in with a directness that borders on defiance – but so many other authorial choices she makes would, you’d think, work against her.

And wherever it falls short of the requirements of being a lesbian novel, the review attempts to understand why. Her search for meaning takes her into a world of art and activism. Tanya Ishaa Kopekarwho loves Sapna Amrita Aroracannot bear Sapna drifting away from her because she has fallen in love with Rahul Aashish Chaudhary and, therefore, attempts to kill Rahul in a bloody fight to get back her lover from her male adversary.

The intimate scenes between Astha and Pipee have been handled very sensitively by Manju,so have the incidents surrounding the Babri Masjid demolition and riots.

She falls in love many times, but is disappointed in some way in all of them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Change of Heart.