Feminine Sensibility In Manju Kapur’s: ‘Custody’


  • Bhanu Chadha
  • Richa Thapliyal


Manju Kapur, Custody, Women Issues, New Women, Shagun


Women situation and battle inside male overwhelmed society turned into the common topic of practically all Indian women writers. They have endeavoured to investigate the various issues of women in the male overwhelmed society. In any case, Manju Kapur's
portrayal of woman hopelessness appears to be seriously convincing and moving like that of Anita Desai's as she focuses more on internal conflict and psychograph of women reality. A feministic investigation into the books of Manju Kapur shows that her books
reflect comprehensiveness of the sufferings and hopelessness of women. Her books not just form information and acknowledgment of the issues of women and their expected arrangements; however, they likewise address the requirement for their need for their
mature understanding. Manju Kaptur's fifth novel Custody (2011) appears stand on a piece different balance by virtue of projection of an obscure protagonist Shagun and her unconceivable absurd problems. Kapur's all women protagonists- Virmati in Difficult
daughters, Astha in A Married Women, Nisha in Home, Nina in The Immigrant and Tapti in Brothers face subjugation and sufferings imposed on them by their males or patriarchal social set-up of male dominance. Be that as it may, in Kapur's Custody, there's
no doubt of male predominance; rather it's a story of female matchless quality. Manju Kapur projects the force of the extramarital issue, which can obliterate even areas of strength for a Shagun represents a modern new woman who advocates independence
at all costs. Through this, Manju Kapur has projected how the conjugal organization is gradually weakening and there is not really any expect a splendid future as everybody contemplates their own bliss by overlooking their families, local area and obligations.




How to Cite

Bhanu Chadha, & Richa Thapliyal. (2023). Feminine Sensibility In Manju Kapur’s: ‘Custody’. Elementary Education Online, 20(4), 4373–4377. Retrieved from https://ilkogretim-online.org/index.php/pub/article/view/3184