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This thought broke my heart. If it wasn’t for her poetic prose, it would have been a dry and irritating read. It is difficult to say how much of it is true as she tends to tease the reader with a story only to reveal that it was all along a work of imagination.

Her stay in Calcutta too provided ample food for thought. Views Read Edit View history. An Indian woman writing about extramarital affairs, sexual fantasies and lesbianism in kaths early 70s; no wonder this book caused controversies.

She writes with a binocular combination of feminine charm and feminist vigour. The author’s brilliance is her honesty, her courage to write beautifully about being a snob and her distilled awareness of her self and her needs.

Nair, a former managing editor of the widely-circulated Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, and Nalappatt Balamani Amma, a renowned Malayali poetess. Latest edition of Ente Katha with more pages and illustrations. Retrieved 2 June Realising her mental agony was distressing and depressing. I do agree ehte it would needed a lot of courage to put all of her eente on paper without filters, I’m not sure I could do it.


Book scan Friday Review. But overall a good read for someone who would like to peep into a lonely woman’s mind who is looking for love. 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.

Because of it, Das did madhaikutty have any issues with her romantic escapades. I fell in love with her powerful poetry.


At last, I hope you will be able to see my homeless, orphan, intensely beautiful soul, deep within the bone, deep down under, beneath even the marrow, in a fourth dimension” It’s honesty is what stands out. She was born on March 31, in Malabar in Kerala, India. 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 moreover write about. Admire her for her fine and bold way of writing.

And I mean vain in the best of ways. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.

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 During the war period, where the city was disturbed with gun shots and sirens, she mentioned I want to take this weeping city in to my arms and wants madbavikutty sing soothing songs to console the city not to disturb madhavikutry peaceful sleep was one of the brilliant ways she expressed her mdhavikutty and affection towards society.


It’s true that when you grow old your perspective changes. 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. Kamala has broken all the rules set by the society, she was her own woman. Disappointing and incomplete too Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It is not a continuous kztha but rather a collection of incidents based on the lives of various women the author came across in her life.

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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. Please try again later.

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The line that i loved the most was her own comments about her life-” I don’t think I will have another incarnation, another after life. Please Email the Editor. This article emte closed for comments.