Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571260669
No of pages: 320

Other Editions: Paperback

A Married Woman


Astha has everything an educated, middle-class Delhi woman could ask for - children, a dutiful loving husband, and comfortable surroundings. So why should she be consumed with a sense of unease and dissatisfaction?

Astha finds herself embarking on a powerfully physical relationship with a much younger woman, Pipee, the widow of a political activist. But with this extra-marital 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?

Manju Kapur, celebrated author of the prize-winning Difficult Daughters , has written a seductive and beautifully honest story of love and betrayal, set at a time of on-going political and religious upheaval. 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.


Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Genres & Themes: Asian Interest; Women; Class; Marriage

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