Manju Kapur

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Manju Kapur (born in Amritsar, India) is an Indian novelist. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters, won the 1999 Commonwealth Writers' Prize, best first book, Europe and South Asia.

She teaches English at Delhi University under the name Manjul Kapur Dalmia.

She studied and received an M.A. in 1972 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, and an M. Phil from Delhi University.

She is married to Gun Nidhi Dalmia; they have three children and three grandchildren, and live in New Delhi.[1]

Awards and honors[edit]


  • Difficult Daughters, Penguin India, 1998; Faber and Faber, 1998, ISBN 978-0-571-19289-2
  • A Married Woman, India Ink, 2003; Faber and Faber, 2003, ISBN 978-0-571-21568-3
  • Home, Random House India, 2006, ISBN 978-81-8400-000-9; Faber and Faber, 2006, ISBN 978-0-571-22841-6
  • The Immigrant, Random House, India, 2008, ISBN 978-81-8400-048-1; Faber And Faber, 2009, ISBN 978-0-571-24407-2
  • Custody, Faber & Faber, 2011, ISBN 978-0-571-27402-4
  • "Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves", ed. Manju Kapur, Hay House India, 2014.
  • 'Brothers', Penguin, UK, 2016.

Television adaptations[edit]

Manju Kapur's novel "Custody" has been the basis of daily soap operas on several Indian television channels in various languages:

Other than these, Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil, being which was telecasted on Star Plus under Ekta Kapoor's production house Balaji Telefilms is based on Manju Kapoor's novel "The Immigrant".



  1. ^ Anna Metcalfe (9 April 2011). "Small talk: Manju Kapur". The Financial Times.

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