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Art and Culture literature Kamala Das. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Shankara Kurup Irayimman Thampi K. The relationships with her grandmother and the healthy relationship she carried with her sons was beautifully mentioned.

Her concepts about sex, love and relationship may seem borderline disgusting to the uninitiated.

On sedatives I am more lovable Says my husband My speech becomes madhavioutty mist-laden terrain, The words emerge tinctured with sleep, They ent from still coves of dreams In unhurried flight like herons, And my ragdoll-limbs adjust better To this versatile lust.

What is most fascinating about this book is the simple honesty with which Madhavikutty dramatises her self and places her life at madhavikuttj vortex of the controversial maelstrom unleashed by the publication of Ente Kadha. Realising her mental agony was distressing and depressing. Though an autobiography, it reads as a fanciful story of a whimsical and vain woman.

Nov 13, Joyce Job rated it liked it Shelves: Kamala writes beautifully and descriptively. Its not about all the seemingly interesting things that have occurred in her life. Lists with This Book.

Love and sexuality in the writings of Kamala Das

Ente Kadha was serialised in in the now defunct Malayalanadu weekly, a literary magazine published by S. By Ancy K Sunny February 07, It is evident in her audacity to open herself in a culture that is still way too orthodox despite the high educational standards that they maintain. In Composition she writes: But when I was young and in love with a grey-eyed man it was a marshy waste.


Somehow, never laid my hands on it and therefore, never read. In a world of pretenses and masks, this human dared to live a life of her choice. No wonder her home state of Kerala was so ready to condemn it as a scandalous story written by an immoral woman.

This is hardly a biography as it is just a collection of memoirs. The author’s loneliness is clearly evident and at times she sounds like a bored affluent housewife who is marinating in self-pity.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Kamala Das is probably the first Hindu woman to openly and honestly talk about sexual desires of Indian woman, which made her an iconoclast of her generation.

Some very deep insights about adolescent age, women psychology, love and our sexually suppressed society. She was born on March 31, in Malabar in Kerala, India.

When I first read it, about 15 years ago, the only scene that I remembered from the book was when Das her husband forcibly kissing her when they meet for It’s true that when you grow old your madhavikuutty changes. Nair, a former managing editor of the widely-circulated Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, and Nalappatt Balamani Amma, a renowned Malayali poetess. Her confessions regarding her prolonged stints with religiosity, her bouts of scepticism, the attempts to project herself as a sinner before her readers and a saint before her gods all add to the enthralling What is most fascinating about this book madhavikytty the simple honesty with which Madhavikutty dramatises her self and places her life at the vortex of the controversial maelstrom unleashed by the publication of Ente Kadha.


She is wealthy, well-read, socially aware and yet life throws her curve balls of loneliness, longing and disease. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Much of her writing in Malayalam came under the pen name Madhavikkutty. And by her own admission she has included a fair number of fictional elements in her autobiography.

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So we are left in the dark about her reasons for her conversion to Islam and the events in the second half of her life. View all 6 comments. However, I dearly enjoyed the glimpses of Malayalam culture and practices. As a teenager she married an older relative, and the emotional and sexual problems arising from that unsatisfying relationship and her young motherhood, as a result, she has encounters with men to consummate her defiance against a patriarchal society and indulges in writing poetry, many of which appear in the 50 chapters of this book My story is the story of Kamala Das, a woman born in a conservative society of Kerala.

This could simply be just the author, or my ignorance in order to avoid a clash of opinions. There is a charm around Kamala Das—the unapologetic poet, the enigmatic mistress of words—that still continues to lure readers, despite her demise almost a decade ago. The work has won admiration from the readers side because of the fearless presentation of issues still considered to be a social taboo.