7 Feb In My Story, Kamala writes: At this time my husband turned to his old friend for comfort. They behaved like lovers in my presence. To celebrate. Kamala Suraiya, better known as Kamala Das, is a well-known female Indian . My story is the story of Kamala Das, a woman born in a conservative society of. First published in Malayalam in , My Story, Kamala Das’s sensational autobiography, shocked readers with its total disregard for mindless conventions and.

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My Story by K.

She lived her entire life her way, and those dxs loved her including her husband and her sons would not have had it otherwise. It is rare that I read an Indian author in English, but Kamala Das and her book were a gambit that worked.

Love and sexuality in the writings of Kamala Das

Connect with your body: Even the contemporary teenager can very well relate to the anxieties she had as a teenager. I compromised myself with every sentence I wrote and thus burnt all the boats that would have reached me to security. Not only does she show us the hypocritical life in a Nair household but also the internalised racism that exists in India. But at the same time she loves her husband too.

This is one woman who never ceases to amaze me. On sedatives I am more lovable Says my husband My speech becomes a mist-laden terrain, The words emerge tinctured with sleep, They rise from still coves of dreams In unhurried flight like herons, And my ragdoll-limbs adjust better To this versatile lust.


എന്റെ കഥ | Ente Katha

It touches more than once on the dark side that inevitably exists in everyone’s life but most refuse to think so deeply about and more Her story. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The author’s loneliness is clearly evident and at times she sounds like a bored affluent housewife who is marinating dqs self-pity.

All that I ever wanted to do, all my desires, I have fulfilled in this life”. The feeling of loneliness and the yearning to be loved and cared is felt by every child.

It’s true that when you grow old your perspective changes. In an era when women were expected to serve their husbands, raise kids and lose their identity in household chores, I applaud her defiance of the conventions.

എന്റെ കഥ | Ente Katha by Kamala Suraiyya Das

Brought up in rural India, married at an early age, this woman found solace in her kids and ultimately, writing. Want to Read saving…. But then that was only fleeting. storyy

Want to Read Currently Kaala Read. 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. Paperbackpages. Her confessions regarding her prolonged stints with religiosity, her bouts of scepticism, sory attempts to project herself as a sinner before her readers and a saint before her gods all add to the enthralling enigma we love as Amy or Kamala Das or Madhavikutty.


Same bold and powerful voice echoes in her writing also. Ente Katha was serialised in in the now defunct Malayalanadu weekly, a literary magazine published by S.

A review of Kamala Das’ autobiography, My Story… – Affable Discourses

Her storh with her brother whom she describes as her personal hero can be clearly seen in the following lines: Paperbackpages. Books by Kamala Suraiyya Das. They would shut themselves in a room and would behave as lovers. Somehow, never laid my hands on it and therefore, never read.

I felt she was unfortunately stuck in her thoughts and her longing for love froze before fruition.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? You are commenting using your Facebook account. But, I feel sorry to say that this book is like a plain diary, without any twist or excitement.

Although more suited for women readers with intimate descriptions and personal details that most middle class married women can probably relate to, I, as a man still found the writing so gripping and read the whole thing in two sittings.

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