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All through her work I felt her like a reservoir. What a different outlook she had towards life Book scan Friday Review. 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.

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She moved away from social conventions and portrayed homosexuality as well. The water tapped in it wanted to take its own course. Am I far-fetched by pointing out this. My Story – Kamala Das. Jun 02, Akshay Joy rated it it was amazing Madhavikutt 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. I do agree that it would needed a lot of courage to put all of her thoughts on paper without filters, I’m not sure I could do it.

At last, I hope you will be able to jadhavikutty my homeless, orphan, intensely beautiful soul, deep within the bone, deep do 4. Its not about all the seemingly interesting things that have occurred in her life.

Krishnan Nair author M. She threw to the winds all codes and conventions that a patriarchal society had held sacred and invested its women with. Something that cannot be described in mere words.


Harshly critical of Malayali women, who according to her can be much more patriarchal than men themselves, she claims that her poetic freedom of speech was often a red rag to many. That bit irked me a little as no one will make anyone’s dreams a reality. The discrimination and feudalistic nature of the caste system and the masquerade of fake integrity to match the eye alone.

The relationships with her grandmother and the healthy relationship she carried with her sons was beautifully mentioned.

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Return to Book Page. Human aktha is so vivid I love Kamala Das’s writing, that’s why I bought this book and had great expectations.

Nov 13, Joyce Job rated it liked it Shelves: Press Trust of India. To view it, click here. Thus she literally wrote a new woman, hitherto unimagined, into language; a woman, madhaviktuty refused ,adhavikutty be confined underneath the horizons of male expectations or within male literary canons.

Married off to an older man when she was fifteen had affected her life deeply, and I think that incident is what created and propelled her into becoming a writer, to attain release through the written word. An Indian woman writing about extramarital affairs, sexual fantasies and lesbianism in the early 70s; no wonder this book caused controversies. Not about how great a life she led. 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 madhavijutty actually inherited are the streets of Bombay and her numerous quests for her own self there.

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I could resonate with the voice of the author Kamala Das in the beginning as she eloquently speaks of innermost thoughts of an average middle class Indian girl. Really an awesome poet, writer and lover.

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mavhavikutty Much madhavkiutty her writing in Malayalam came under the pen name Madhavikku Kamala Suraiya, madhaavikutty known as Kamala Das, is a well-known female Indian writer writing in English as well as Malayalam, her native language.

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. This article is closed for comments.

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 enigma we love as Amy or Kamala Das or Madhavikutty.

I can see why it was so considered in the then relatively conservative and tradition-bound communities in Kerala. Some narratives about the author’s own escapades, I found that her men are insignificant and at times seem too good to be real.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. May be for others, not for her though. 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.

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