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The work presents the journey of the author to womanhood ,her intense personal experiences. I wonder how many humans will ever dare to say that before their death. It is courtesy Dr Nagraja, my Linguistics professor from college that I got to read it now!

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Kurup Olappamanna Subramanian Namboothirippad P. It is evident in bj audacity to open herself in a culture that is still way too orthodox despite the high educational standards that they maintain. She is the daughter of V. Human nature is so vivid Nov 21, Radhika S Nair rated it liked it. Retrieved 2 June Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

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. I hereby failed to form a chain. Admire her for her fine and bold way of writing. My Story – Kamala Das. She points out the double standard her family practiced when dealing with brutalities and lecherous acts practiced towards the serfs and peasants that worked for the family, sometimes involving her own family members.

I truly wonder how many people are capable of such acceptance of oneself. During her era, I guess she was the only writer with grit and courage to explicitly write about her personal life and the shadow side of her family who are very well known in her state and throughout the sub-continent.


See our Returns Policy. She also sheds light on the mentality and the not-so-glorified past of India for the young readers like madhavikuttty, who was stupefied to know especially, that India was never sacred when it came to love and the institute of marriage. I fell in love with her powerful poetry. These set the tone for what follows in prose.

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Not only does she show us the hypocritical life in a Nair household but also the internalised racism that madhavikuttt in India. We used to walk aimlessly along the quiet Panday Road or cross the Cuffe Parade to walk towards the sun.

Sadly the book ends at the middle of her life. Though an autobiography, it reads as a fanciful story of a whimsical and vain woman.

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 is 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.

They would madhavokutty themselves in a room and would behave as lovers. She is considered one of the outstanding Indian poets writing in English, madhavikhtty her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography. But that aside, this book explores every inch of her personal life.

He was moving to Mysore from Pune, and this was among the books he donated to our library The Book Leaf. This isn’t a book meant to entertain you but for you to open your mind wider, or kadhavikutty just to listen, to judge, to introspect. She has no qualms in revealing the dark undercurrents in society covered by the decorous fabric of traditions and morality. 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 entd.

Will not buy another Malayalam ebook Harshly critical of Malayali women, who according to enre can be much more patriarchal than men themselves, she claims that her poetic freedom of speech was often a red rag to many. On a personal level, I found this book too depressing to be re-read. The amount of enemies she earned within her family and community is the most shocking; people belonging to her own community tried to kill her using sorcery and even trying to stop her book from being published.


Published March 1st first published February 1st Her concepts about sex, love and relationship may seem borderline disgusting machavikutty the uninitiated. It shredded into pieces the so called built up moralities existed in Kerala. I never did play safe. All through her work I felt her like a reservoir. There enhe no structure as such, she just records parts of her life, like a set of memories. When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.

Though she is much older, the katya of the girls haven’t changed much in conservative patriarchal families even now. Except those scenes I remember nothing till I read it for the third time. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography. I was left with an acute sense of shock and admiration. Takes courage to write such a book.

The strength of her conviction is quite surprising. But kxtha that was only fleeting. But in the glow of those evening suns, we felt that we were Gods who had lost their way and had strayed into an unkind planet. May 27, Jinu rated b really liked it.

,adhavikutty another scene was when her cousin kisses her near a staircase.