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In a world of pretenses and masks, this human dared to live a life of her choice. Well, having 4 servants is affluent even during pre-independence era.

Ente Katha (Malayalam Edition): Madhavakutty/Kamala Das: : Books

I had heard of this book for a long time. She describes that her husband invites his boy friend to her home. In Composition she writes: But when I was young and in love with a grey-eyed man it was a marshy waste. On 31 Mayaged 75, she died at a hospital in Pune. Explore the Home Gift Guide. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I doubt many of us modern women with our high power jobs and parenting, can have half the courage that she alone represented.

When you learn to swim Do not enter a river that has no ocean To flow into, one ignorant of destinations and knowing only the flowing as its destiny, Like the weary rivers of the blood That bear the scum of ancient memories But go, swim in the sea, Go swim in the great blue sea, Where the first tide you meet is your body, That familiar pest, But if you learn to cross it, You are safe, yes, beyond it you are safe, For even sinking would make no difference then Despite what I had heard and what she writes about her many loves, it’s evident that her affairs were more affairs of her heart and intellect rather than meaningless but passionate encounters.

Want to Read saving…. It shredded into pieces the so called built up moralities existed in Kerala. The relationships with her grandmother and the healthy relationship she carried with her sons was beautifully mentioned.

Reading this book, I was one with the woman who wanted to love under the Gul Mohar, the one who had an abundance of love for everything and everyone around her, the one who wanted to make sure that her kids believed in magic. Not just her love for the body, Kamala also connected with her physical insecurities and nakedness. In brief, it isn’t like any other autobiography that inspires you to live in that person’s shoes.


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Retrieved 1 June It was catchy and clinging to read on and on and finish the story which begun with adolescence and ends with the realisation of death and old age!

I was stuck with those scenes. In the time of I had heard nete this book for a long time.

One thing got me wondering Stand up for yourself: For the film, see Ente Katha film. The book talks about the orthodox society and what society expects is an ideal woman. Coming from a Nair family, that is also said to have its roots in royalty, this decision of Kamala came as shocker.

There is nothing stilted about the writing style of Kamala Das.


These set the tone for what follows in prose. Kamala explored the human body, its nook and crannies, and took heed of its needs in her writings.

Das has earned considerable respect in recent years. In her own way, she rebelled against patriarchy, and the boundaries set by society. In the time of just independent India, when the position of women had a lot to cry about still, here is a woman who knew her mind and who put herself and her individuality much before anything else.

Madhavikutty is as rebellious as a rebel can get. Sadly the book ends at the middle of her life.

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. I stood for a while wondering what two men could possibly do together to get some physical rapture, but after sometime my pride made me move away.

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She was born on March 31, in Malabar in Kerala, India. Her literature has gained national and madhaivkutty recognition, and brought her laurels.


Her writings often concretised her biding love for the human body, and its intimate details and processes.

Her ruminations on the deep bonds she enjoys with Punnayoorkulam and the Nalappat tharavadu are at the same time tinged by the searing knowledge that what she actually inherited are the streets of Bombay and her numerous quests for her own self there.

The book was controversial and outspoken and had her critics gunning her after it was published in ; often shocking her readers with her for conventions and expression of her opinions on subjects in society- more often on the hypocrisy of it.

He would if he could Sing lullabies to his wife’s sleeping soul, Sweet lullabies to thicken its swoon. By Ancy K Sunny February 07, One characteristic that makes her stand apart is her individualistic person My Story by K. Published March 1st first published February 1st At this time my husband turned to his old friend for comfort.

But as all others the focus, when tweaked on such instances were limited to the woman in question and never about men, which left me questioning the internalisation of applicable morality in women’s lives.

Madhavan Nandanar Narayan O. But it is an interesting read for people who love to explore the depths and corners of a vast ocean known as the human nature. My Story by Kamala Das- an intense autobiographical account”. Who was not scared of putting down on paper exactly what she had done in life and what she thought of her husband and various other relations are were thrust on her My Story – Kamala Das. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundassery K. I could never bring myself to hang my life on the pegs of quotation for safety.

Gradually, Kamala becomes resigned to, and then later adjusts to, her marriage to a man who for the most part shows little interest in her.