‘A Married Woman’-Book Review



Basics of the book
Author Manju Kapur
Picture of the Author
ISBN 978-81-86939-12-3
Price [INR] 295/-
Pages 307
Story Line/Main Plot Women ,Arranged Marriage & Relationships
No. of Characters 1 central character
Tone of writing Narrative
My take on the book
Do I recommend It’s for those who like reading stories which are woman centred and based on marriage and relationships.
Reasons being >The story revolves round the middle class girl’s arranged marriage and the tussle between her ambitions, desires and responsibilities. 

>The plot is based in Delhi and has a tint of ‘Babri Masjid-Ramjanmabhoomi’ political backdrop.

>It’s about a woman and her stand for herself and her identity.

>A little bit of male chauvinism is being displayed which is interesting to read [especially when we don’t get to experience it ourselves, thankfully!]

>It has a glimpse of woman’s bisexuality and it is woven into the plot very well.

>It is like peeping in the lives of those women who go through the same grind of arranged marriage, children, duties towards husband and his family and after all this if there is some life left in them-they are allowed to think about themselves, their career and desires.

>A classic case of priorities in relationships.

On the other hand > Towards the end suddenly the story looks like a day to day dairy of central character-Astha Vadera- and again gets back to a novel form. 

>The hold on language is not so firm but it doesn’t matter much if you get involved in the tale.


6 thoughts on “‘A Married Woman’-Book Review

  1. I do like women centric characters and that deals with relationships…so probably I might…bookmarking this page.

    read it and let me know if you liked it 🙂

  2. I like the title very much. I also recently read ‘A good Indian wife’ by Anne Cherian which was on similar lines and had a very captivating story. Perhaps you’d like it too 🙂

    Oh is it ? I’ll check it out 🙂

  3. i love books by indian women authors on indian women relationships etc…but this plot seems very cliche?? but then again i like peeping into people’s lives…Sigh…so shud i or shudn’t i?

    I think you should Nuttie 🙂

  4. Not meant for as neither I read women centric books nor am I interested in reading about marriage and complications… The word is itself enough to scare me… 😉

    lol Tan !! We’ll talk when you finally tie the knot 😀

  5. Interesting review.
    I have read Manju Kapur’s Home… I am not sure if I want to read another book that deals with such heavy-duty issues so to speak.. 😀 but like I said, I liked how you touched upon all relevant aspects so clearly. Good job.

    thanks Debo and welcome here 🙂

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