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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A Married Woman

The central character of Book is Astha. By trying to put the needs of others first, by matried unable to celebrate her own achievements, Astha seems unable to completely take control of her own destiny. Her second novel A Married Woman was called ‘fluent and witty’ in the Independent, while her third, Homewas described as ‘glistening with detail and emotional acuity’ in the Sunday Times.

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As stranger-husbands go, Hemant is not as bad as he might have been. Her relationship with Pipee was definitely the one filled with the most love, passion and desire, but because of wher I really enjoyed this book, however, it was a little sad. The character portrayal of Astha with her mental turmoils and lead up to her marriage was also great. You’ve successfully reported this review. Meanwhile there is appalling tension and unrest in the community.

At a monthly meeting of a Delhi literary club inManju Kapur informed us that she was engaged in writing a ‘lesbian’ novel. Hemant seems kind enough.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Manjuu, maybe screwing people and not things, but you take my point. 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.


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Then she comes into contact with Pipeelika whose name is pared womsn to Pipee, Pip and finally P as the intimacy growsthe widow of the history lecturer and theatre activist Aijaz. Not brilliant,but entertaining and a thought-provoking piece of fiction. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Ashta is making her way through life — a desire to be who she is, or to at the very least discover who she is — as well as to follow the traditional roles that are laid out for her. Life is full of compromises. She is slow to recognise that it is love kapuf when, slowly, tearfully, shyly, the two fall into bed, the awakening that she experiences is far more than just a sexual one. Mar 11, Pragya rated it liked it. I hope she earns sufficient money from her painting and eventually when her children have grown up she and her husband can kind of quietly drift apart and she can have a better life.

Spending time with Pipee – who is as adventurous and unconventional as Astha is domestically constrained – quickly becomes the focus and delight of Astha’s life.

This is not the case with the protagonist of A Married Woman. While Astha meets some males herself, and has a mwrried more experience that her mother realises, she eventually agrees to an arranged marriage. Trivia About A Married Woman.

Engaging enough to read cover to cover in a couple of days.

Their relationship has friendship as a base and deepens into something more as time passes. A great read if maju wishes to learn more about India’s political issues in the eighties.

But it is necessary to take into consideration the specificities of Indian culture. Product details File Size: There is hardly any manifestly lesbian writing in India.


The Tea Planter’s Wife. Razdan’s film Girlfriend is considered in the framework of butch-femme in a review on the website Bollywood Premiere. Editing might have been made quite tight. A poignant story of a married woman stranded at the crossroads of love between her family and Girl friend. American Chick in Saudi Arabia. The book portrays the life of a “typical” indian marriage, and the pros and cons it brings with it.

The lesbian manuu creates their own world womah the larger mainstream heterosexual world and feel proud of it, thereby effecting a crucial reversal in the subject positions. India is a sexually-repressive society where even straight women often know sexuality most intimately through violence and not pleasure. Love making scenes are amazing woven.

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Told with great sympathy and intelligence, and without a shred of sentimentality, A Married Woman is a story for anyone who has felt trapped by life’s responsibilities. I would like to refer to the text here to illustrate the point: She is made to feel beautiful by her partner. Nonetheless, I would like to use some of the important critical principles of lesbian theory.

The majority of the book tells the story of Astha’s marriage. 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. Refresh and try again. Still, I enjoyed A Married Woman, the story of what Kapur transmits as a tyical Indian ‘middle class’ is there truly such a thing in India?!

Ashok practices sexual abstinence under Baba’s command and tests his self control over sexual desire by making Qoman sleep with him every night. Astha falls in love with pipeelika, they shared marrird love affair.