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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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. It is Sita who takes the sexual initiative and Radha, though initially confused and hesitant, begins mmarried respond and show physical interest in her sister-in-law.

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The Space Between Us. Want to Read saving…. She has everything a woman would need, but still has niggles of dissatisfaction bubbling in her. The latter part felt rushed up without much impact. Very slow story line and I felt no connection to the characters.

Her family’s attitude towards her activism enrages her all the more and she inadvertently falls in love with Pipee, an NGO worker. In India there is virtually no lesbian theorising.

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Raymond, ‘Putting the politics back into lesbianism,’ in Women’s Studies International Forum 12 2 Love making scenes are amazing woven. In the privacy of her middle-class Indian home, she dreams of the lover who will touch her soul. Paperbackpages. View all 6 comments.

Kapur is a generous, far-seeing writer, who knows there are no answers, no conclusions to be drawn. As she goes on demonstrations, develops more social and political awareness and begins to dare to take her painting seriously, Hemant wonders where his sweet and biddable wife – who once wore see-through underwear to bed – has gone.


A Married Woman by Manju Kapur

A House Without Windows. In the end, Pipee leaves for the United States, purportedly for higher studies—to do her Ph. In any instance, the character is led by her sense of panic to commit irrational or illogical acts that inevitably work to the disadvantage or harm of herself or others.

She told me about her trips and experiences there and I realized that to my shame I knew nothing about the reality of this large country.

The storyline is bold and fearless but marrled the narrative instinct that is needed to up the ante of this novel. Canada and the World: I enjoyed her book “home” but this book was a great disappointment. Astha falls in love with pipeelika, they shared intimate love affair. Should bisexuals be considered lesbians?

In fact, it is hard at times to feel as if something more major must happen. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Another important aspect of the text which could easily escape kapru is that Kapur wants us to take note of the complete compatibility and rapport between the two women: Mahju is known to be a homophobic especially lesbophobic society, where homosexuality is considered immoral by religions, unnatural by social codes, and a criminal act by law.

I would like to refer to the text here to illustrate the point: The merging of these two characters is beautifully blended, and their affair, although physical, is rooted deeply in the emotional and intellectual needs a person- women especially- have as they age and see the world without rose tinted glasses placed there by society.


A Married Woman by Manju Kapur. Womzn switches from a third person narrative to a first person narrative where she captures Astha’s take on the activism directly somewhere in the middle of the book.

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It is a well written engrossing story – so I can’t say I disliked it, it just left me a little cold. Write a customer review. In Indian culture where any overt expression of sexuality by women is condemned as promiscuity, lesbians are too much for the mainstream to tolerate.

There is something off about those diary entries. In the end, it was probably for the ,arried that she doesn’t fully pursue her intimacy with Pipee because of the life she had karried established, but it was a nice release from her everyday, mundane and unhappy life. In manch’s event she meets aijaz wife pipeelika. I hope it gets better later. But then again, it is the author’s story. The book is quiet. It is a nicely written book.

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The Silk Weaver’s Wife. The answer is ‘Yes.

Jan 26, Akilesh Sridharan rated it liked it. This paper was originally published in Intersections: