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Custody by Manju Kapur

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An intimate portrait of marriages that disintegrate and intertwine, with heart-rending consequences, Custody is a compelling exploration of the damage that divorce and betrayal inflicts on families in modern day India and beyond.


Custody by Manju Kapur

When Shagun leaves Raman for another man, a bitter legal battle ensues. The custody of their two young children is thrown into question and Shagun must decide what price she will pay for the freedom to live with the man that she loves.

Raman finds new happiness with a friend of the family, Ishita, who already has a failed marriage behind her. But when the courts threaten the security of the new family she has made for herself with Raman, she decides to fight for it – whatever the cost to the children.

About the Author

Manju Kapur

Manju Kapur is the author of four novels. Her first, Difficult Daughters, received tremendous international acclaim, won the Commonwealth Prize for First Novels (Eurasia Section), and was a number one bestseller in India. Her second novel A Married Woman was called 'fluent and witty' in the Independent, while her third, Home, was described as 'engaging, glistening with detail and emotional acuity' in the Sunday Times. Her most recent novel, The Immigrant, was called 'intensely readable' in the Daily Mail and 'admirable and enjoyable' by the Guardian. She lives in New Delhi with her family.

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Publication date

30th November 1999


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