Astha has everything an educated, middle-class Delhi woman could ask forchildren, a dutiful loving husband, and comfortable surroundings. When she embarks on a passionate physical relationship with a much younger woman, she risks losing the acquisitions of her conventional marriage. A Married Woman is the story of an artist whose canvas challenges the constraints of middle-class existence. A beautifully honest and seductive story of love, set at a time of political and religious upheaval, A Married Woman is for anyone who has known lifes responsibilities.
Manju Kapur teaches English literature at Miranda House College, Delhi University. Her first novel Difficult Daughters received huge international acclaim, was awarded the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Best First Book (Eurasia), and was a number one bestseller in India. Home, her third novel, was published in 2006. She is married to Gun Nidhi Dalmia and lives in New Delhi.