Title: Tradition and Modernity: Re-visiting the Changing Images in Manju Kapur’s A Married Woman


Dr.Nidhi Sharma

SKIT, Jaipur

Pages: 57-60



Manju Kapur’s A Married Woman is a novel that displays a spectrum of diverse cultural, sexual and gender identities. The novel opens up spaces that are self-reflexive on the line of democratic incorporation of voices of those in the fringes. At the same time, it re-interrogates the lines of division that we draw in terms of mainstream and queer, us and them, male and female, and the personal and the public. In a way, it won’t be wrong to assert that the novel provides abundant and endorsed declarations for inclusion y exploring the history of unique gender expressions throughout the country.