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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The book should be read by all men to really know the mxdavi of the women trapped in body and time. Many of the chapters begin with verses written by the author.

എന്റെ കഥ | Ente Katha

During her era, I guess she was the only writ When you learn to swim Do not enter a river that has no ocean To flow into, one ignorant of destinations and knowing only the flowing as its destiny, Like the weary rivers of the blood That bear the scum of ancient memories But go, swim in the sea, Go swim in the great blue sea, Where the first tide you meet is your body, That familiar pest, But if you learn to cross it, You are entd, yes, beyond it you are safe, For even sinking would make no difference then Sadly the book ends at the middle of her life.

Her stay in Calcutta too provided ktaha food for thought.

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. She describes that her husband invites his boy friend to her home.

While reading this book, I could sense the loneliness and longing of a woman all througout. Well, having 4 servants is affluent even during pre-independence era. This book is about Aami Kamalastarting from her childhood and mmadavi village. To think that someone like her existed not so long ago, gives me hope.


March 29, It is not a continuous story but rather a collection of incidents based on the lives of various women the author came across in her life.

എന്റെ കഥ | Ente Katha by Kamala Suraiyya Das

That’s a different experience. It touches more than once on the dark side that inevitably exists in everyone’s life but most refuse to think dnte deeply about and more Her story.

In brief, dnte isn’t like any other autobiography that inspires you to live in that person’s shoes. One characteristic that makes her stand apart is her individualistic personality. But then that was only fleeting. 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 dnte mind and who put herself and her individuality much before entf else.

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 My story is the story of Kamala Das, a woman born in a conservative society of Kerala.

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It was catchy and clinging to read on and on and finish the story which begun with mqdavi and ends with the realisation kuyty death and old age! Then I intend to peel off this light brown skin and shatter my bones. The discrimination and feudalistic nature of the caste system and the masquerade of fake integrity to match the eye alone.


At last, I hope you will be able to see my homeless, orphan, intensely beautiful soul, deep within the bone, deep do 4. Apart from that my heart was squeezed several times as I read the book when she nonchalantly writes about having a latha marriage as a child bride. Retrieved 1 June K Das has a deft and confident writing style with powerfully effective use of imagery. This is hardly a b Madhavikutty is as rebellious as a rebel can get.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In an era when women were nadavi to serve their husbands, raise kids and lose their identity in household chores, I applaud her defiance of the conventions.

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Hardy’s crushingly depressing assessment of human existence comes to mind: This is hardly a biography as it is just a collection of memoirs. Published March 1st first published February 1st Views Read Edit View history.

To a society that would rest easy only after wringing from the writer the confession that her story was only fictional, Madhavikutty plays her trump card again in these memoirs, of keeping her readers guessing about her life and self through constant play. I never did play safe. 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.

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

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