Manju Kapur taught English literature in Miranda House College, Delhi University for over 25 years. Her first novel, Difficult Daughters published in 1998, won the Commonwealth Prize for best first novel,Eurasia region. Her second novel, A Married Woman published in 2002 was shortlisted for the Encore Award, her third, Home in 2006, was shortlisted for the Hutch-Crossword prize, and the fourth The Immigrant , 2008 was short listed for the India Plaza Golden Quill Award, and the DSC Prize of South Asian Literature in 2010. Her fifth novel Custody, published in 2011 has been the basis of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, a serial by Balaji Telefilms. She has also edited Shaping the World : Women Writers on Themselves, 2014.