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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This destructive reaction may be as sensational as suicide or homicide, or as subtle and vague as a generalised neurasthenic malaise. The institution of heterosexual marriage is strong and almost unchallengeable and a family born out of this heterosexual union is sacrosanct. This is a magnetically alert, deeply readable novel, written with a profound intelligence and a deceptively light touch. Although I often felt sorry for Astha and came to dislike her husband, I just didn’t come to care enough for the characters.

It could be interpreted, in a certain sense, as an act stemming from resentment of her particular situation: While gay NGOs fighting against Section have become somewhat optimistic of its eventual ‘reading down,’ conservative social attitudes remain entrenched.

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell. This context is constituted by religious-cultural-political discourses which play a crucial role in determining the conditions of production, marketing, reception and canonisation.

A lesbian discourse, lesbian epistemology and categories of knowledge are generated, which accord value and validity to lesbian experience. Columbia University Press,p. 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.

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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. Jun 24, Pragun rated it really liked it. Rutgers University Press,pp. Ms Kapur has managed to incorporate the stresses and tensions between the ties of tradition and the possibilities afforded by a more progressive life. I feel Astha has treated her husband and kids far worse than they have treated her.

Under the circumstances the two begin to bond both emotionally and sexually in a relationship that might be described as lesbian. And wherever it falls short of the requirements of being a lesbian novel, the review attempts to understand why.

There is hardly any manifestly lesbian writing in India. Mar 17, Tracy rated it really liked it. Maried Bride from India. While there is a nascent gay movement in India, represented most visibly by two NGOs which have been protesting against the harassment and blackmailing of gays and fighting legal battle against Sectionlesbians remain largely scared, silent and closeted and for good reasons, too.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Add to this the invisibility of lesbianism in every facet of public life and the lack of understanding from even so-called ‘progressive’ political groups and you get an idea of the pathetic lot of the Indian lesbian. The Vine of Desire. 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.


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This leads Astha to become more politically and socially aware, and she also begins to see her painting as something more than a genteel hobby. Astha has everything an educated, middle class Delhi woman could want and yet she craves more than just being an obedient wife and mother. Not brilliant,but entertaining and a thought-provoking piece of fiction.

From a commodity or a machine she transforms into a human being with a sense of dignity, self-confidence and self-esteem. 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.

Her father wants her educated; her mother wants her to be settled into a safe, arranged marriage.

Once Qoman Was a Princess. The author making Pipee abruptly leave for the U. The Full Moon Bride. Feb 19, Maia rated it liked it Shelves: Sep 26, Amruta Joshi rated it really liked it. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But with this manjk affair is she foolishly jeopardizing everything – or is Astha at last throwing off the fear and timidity instilled in her by her parents, her husband, her social class?