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Manju Kapur



Manju Kapur is a professor of English at Miranda House in Delhi. Having done her graduation from Miranda House, Manju did her MA in English from Dalhousie University in Canada and went on do her M Phil from Delhi University. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, received the Commonwealth Award for the Eurasian region. The book is set during India’s independence struggle and is partially based on the life of Kapur’s own mother, Virmati. With several books to her credit, Manju is, these days, busy “struggling with a novel based in both India and Canada, tentatively called The Immigrant. It’s about an NRI marriage.” Happy that women’s writing has come of age in India, she says, “Women have a lot of things to say. But, unfortunately not much is given to them. However, there is a lot of interest in what women have to say – and many, specially the regional women writers, write under tremendous personal pressure,” she says.


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Difficult Daughters. New Delhi: Penguin India, 1998; London: Faber and Faber, 1998.
A Married Woman. New Delhi: India Ink, 2002; London: Faber and Faber, 2003.
Home. New Delhi: Random House India, 2006; London: Faber and Faber, 2006.

New Book


The immigrant: New Delhi, Faber and Faber,2009

Short Stories
“The Necklace”, in The Harper Collins Book of New Indian Fiction: Contemporary
Writing in English. Ed. Khushwant Singh. New Delhi: Harper Collins, 2005. 73-

Essays and Press Articles
“The Birth of a Baby”, in Birth and Birthgiving: The Power Behind the Shame. Ed. Janet
Chawla. New Delhi: Har-Anand Publications, 2006. 123-135.
“Speaking up for inter ‘community’ or cross class marriages”, in Outlook (New Delhi), 14
January 2007; on-line at <>


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4 Responses

  1. meenakshi narayan says:

    res. sir,
    very kindly i would like to ask you the contact address and e-mail address of mrs.manju kapur.i m a research scholar and working on her four great fictional works and i feel to have a conversation with her and to have a guidence regarding my thesis i would wait for ur reply and
    for ur favour in this concern….thanking you….


  2. mala rastogi says:

    i want to know your biography for the dessertation and every matter related to the topic


  3. Monika Gupta says:

    I am a research scholar .
    Kindly provide me the contact information of Mrs Manju Kapur.


  4. kanika rajpurohit says:

    respected Sir/ Mam,
    i am working on the ‘Art of characterisation’ of Manju Kapur novel ‘HOME’
    can u give me the matter regarding this topic

    Liked by 1 person

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