Since the publication of her first novel, Difficult Daughters (1998), Manju Kapur’s success has been on the rise. A number one best seller in India, Difficult Daughters granted the Delhi-based author international acclaim as she was awarded the Commonwealth Prize for First Novel (Eurasia). Since then, Kapur has produced her novels at regular intervals and her work has been translated into several European languages. Critical reception has admired her sensitive, enticing, honest, moving and seductive narratives that often intertwine stories of love and betrayal against the backdrop of Indian political and religious turmoil. Most criticism coming from India focuses on the ways her “deceptively simple” …

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Alterno, Letizia. "Manju Kapur". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 November 2010
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