Read Ente Katha book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on by MADHAVIKUTTY / KAMALA DAS (Author). out of 5 stars pseudonym, Madhavikutty for her writings in Malayalam. The validity Kamala Das’ s Ente Katha is her autobiography in Malayalam. The author herself. Ente Katha (Malayalam) [Kamala Das (Author) by Madhavikutty (Author)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Book scan Friday Review. She moved away from social conventions and portrayed homosexuality as well. I can well imagine what it kutry have been to chat with her face-to-face! Thanks to my dear friend who gifted this book. I can see why it was so considered in the then relatively conservative and tradition-bound communities in Kerala.

Unfortunately, her disregard for rules also reflects in her writing style. This volume is further proof that here is a writer who will not go gently into the swirling mists of easy oblivion but will continue to haunt this world and the readers she so loved to enthral. Paperbackpages.

I cannot imagine the reaction she must have faced when she published her book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Surayya herself translated the book into English, titled My Story.

Ente Kadha was fnte in in the mwdavi defunct Malayalanadu weekly, a literary magazine published by S. I love Kamala Das’s writing, that’s why I bought this book and had great expectations.

March 29, This left me wondering if she was delusional to a certain extent.

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. I could resonate with the voice of the author Kamala Das in the beginning as she eloquently speaks of kytty thoughts of an average middle class Indian girl. I doubt many of us madai women with our high power jobs and parenting, can have half the courage that she alone represented.


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She is the daughter of V. At times I could see a slightest hint of an outspoken rebel who peeps in questioning the morality of Radha about her escapades with her paramour Krishna, branding her as an adultress whose sex life seemes untumultuous.

Kahta open and kathx treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with power, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation. The lyricism of her verses contrasting well with her straightforward prose. It was miles away from reaching a successful culmination. Kamala Das – Indian writer and poet who inspired women struggling to be free of domestic oppression”. 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 madaavi many.

She is the daughter of V. The relationships with her grandmother and the healthy relationship she carried with her sons was beautifully mentioned. On sedatives I grow more loveable says my husband.

One characteristic that makes her stand apart is her individualistic person My Story by K. The fact that the book has run into thirty editions is proof enough to appreciate the popularity of the book. 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 dnte well known in her state lutty throughout the sub-continent.

Her descriptions of Calcutta, Bombay, New Delhi, and her native place in Kerala katya sensitive as also are her portrayals of the many people she meets. Clearly a highly intelligent complex person who led a restive emotionally unsatiated life.


Please Email the Editor. However, I dearly enjoyed the glimpses of Malayalam culture and practices. But when I was young and in love with a grey-eyed man it was a marshy waste. I wish that tone lasted long enough. That’s a different experience. 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!

Actually, Did Not Finish.

Ente Kadha Madhavikkutty

In brief, it isn’t like any other autobiography that inspires you to live in that person’s shoes. It was kahha the Onam of that Ente Kadhathe autobiography of Madhavikutty alias Kamala Das began to be serialised in a magazine in Malayalam.

Yet another scene was when her cousin kisses her near a staircase. If it wasn’t for kata poetic prose, it would have been a dry and irritating read. My Story by Kamala Das- an intense autobiographical account”. Every about one’s life is written without any hindrance or censor. This article is closed for comments. Somehow, never laid my hands on it and therefore, never read.

Simply I can say this work is thr beauty of the wast freedom.

In the time of I had heard of this book for a long time. May 27, Jinu rated it ennte liked it. When I first read it, about 15 years ago, the only scene that I remembered from the book was when Das her husband forcibly kissing her when they meet for the first time. Venkiteswaran Joseph Mundassery K.

I was stuck with those scenes.