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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Astha has everything an educated, middle-class Delhi woman could ask for – a loving husband and affluent surroundings – and yet is consumed with a sense of dissatisfaction. Astha finds herself embarking on a powerfully physical relationship with a much younger woman, Pipee, the widow of a political activist.

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Kapur is a generous, far-seeing writer, who knows there are no answers, no conclusions to be drawn. Hence, Fire is not considered by many to be a lesbian film.

In the end, it was probably for the best that she doesn’t kpaur pursue her intimacy with Pipee because of the life she had already established, but it was a mapur release from her everyday, mundane and unhappy life. A great read if one wishes to learn more about India’s political issues in the eighties.

Not Enabled Screen Reader: The character portrayal of Astha with her mental turmoils and lead up to her marriage was also great. The kaphr is simple n interesting one. Jun 17, Baljit rated it liked it.


Sep 19, Muniza Joo rated it liked it. In this regard, the protagonist quite closely resembles the one in The Immigrant though here she was more tightly drawn, and comes off as far more convincing. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Weight of Heaven.

It is the story of a woman who feels trapped in a matrimony with a rather traditional husband who does not understand her. While Astha meets some males herself, and has a little more experience that her mother realises, she eventually agrees to an arranged marriage. The story was not penetrating and I felt kinda cheated at the end of it. Manj fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Write a customer review. I hope it gets better later. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Astha is an obedient middle-class girl growing up in Delhi during the s.

Her most recent novel, The Immig Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. Otherwise, it’s a lovely book. Added to which, Kapur’s enthusiasm for detail seems awesome. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Marrird. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

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Share your thoughts with other customers. We can thus see that even when lesbian experience is talked about publicly there is a clear reticence to associate one’s own name with it, and the rare works of lesbian fiction are generally not well-received. I have read this writer’s other novels- her theme centres on women and their mardied. Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. But the political value and triumph of The Wellas of A Married Womanlies in their subversion of the dominant patriarchal, heterosexual discourse and rendering visible the invisible lesbian by giving her public space.


In fact, I read it rather quickly and impatiently as it seemed to me to give shape and provide an example of what India is.

At least Kapur had the kindness to end her book at the same time as Astha’s relationship with Pip, rather than forcing us to live out Astha’s long miserable life. Ms Kapur has managed to incorporate the stresses and tensions between the ties of tradition and the possibilities afforded by a more progressive life. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

We appreciate your feedback. Some might feel that Hemant’s demands on his wife were excessively unrealistic,but I guess he represents how a lot of Indian men were like in the eighties. Hemant Astha’s husband is portrayed realistically with many idiosyncrasies. May womna, Imprint: Life is full of compromises.