7 Feb In My Story, Kamala writes: At this time my husband turned to his old friend for comfort. They behaved like lovers in my presence. To celebrate. Kamala Suraiya, better known as Kamala Das, is a well-known female Indian . My story is the story of Kamala Das, a woman born in a conservative society of. First published in Malayalam in , My Story, Kamala Das’s sensational autobiography, shocked readers with its total disregard for mindless conventions and.

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Really an awesome poet, writer and kamwla. Is n’t it a strange kind of relationships. At the age of 65, she took yet another decision that caused furore—to convert to Islam.

Pawan rated it it was ok Apr 30, She spent her early childhood in Kolkata and her ancestral home in Malabar, a place concocted with numerous relatives, splendorous nature, ritual and customs of the family and describes her life amongst them.


kaamala In brief, it isn’t like any other autobiography that inspires you to live in that person’s shoes. She describes that her husband invites his boy friend to her home. Motherhood has always been portrayed as the inherent part of womanhood and no woman is complete without motherhood.

Her stay in Calcutta too provided ample food for thought. We can also see that she fancies imagining herself as a bejewelled empress who controls the destinies of her countrymen that might have been her way of countering the humiliation she went through during her school xas in Ny for being dark skinned.

Even Das adores this idea and she had been waiting for this. File Poet and author Kamala Das. Share your thoughts with other customers.

It so happened that My Story was one of the first books for which I had to write a review. Every about one’s life is written without any hindrance or censor.


The author during her adolescence and teenage shares the worry of her grandmother on the duskiness of her skin even though she has thick tresses of curly hair which was considered in those days as one of the symbols of beauty.

The This autobiographical work was considered overly explicit when it was first published in Malayalam in To celebrate my birthday they shoved me out of the bedroom and locked themselves in.

Yet another scene was when her cousin kisses her near a staircase.

Love and sexuality in the writings of Kamala Das

Rakesh Konni rated it it was ok Aug 16, Will use it again and would recommend to anyone. 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.

I had heard of this book for stiry long time. As a woman she has to honour the decision of the elders as any kamalaa Nair woman would do. Sarath rated it it was ok Sep 02, The strength of her conviction is quite surprising. 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 more Her story.

See all 13 questions about My Story…. By today’s standards it would not cause an eyebrow to begin to be raised. He was moving to Mysore from Pune, and this was among the books he donated to our library The Book Leaf. And many other who have read My Story would have had the urge to be disloyal to their lives. One characteristic that makes her stand apart dqs her individualistic personality. Because of it, Das did not have any issues with her romantic escapades.

Not about how great a life she sas.

My story : an autobiography / by Kamala Das.

Will not buy another Malayalam ebook She has no qualms in revealing the dark undercurrents in society covered by the decorous fabric of traditions and morality.


On 31 Mayaged 75, she died at a hospital in Pune. Admire her for her fine and bold way of writing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It cannot be classified into any category like fictionalised autobiography or formal etc because it all in one.

Somewhere down the line, her all romantic expectations never went beyond a certain level. 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.

Political and polemical, raw and confessional, with a stark simplicity that is the mark of a truly great writer, she continues to rip the mask off the conventional Kerala society of her times. In her time, bold Kamala was certainly a trendsetter; an iconoclast who defied all conventions.

Notify me of new comments via email. Even though she has been criticised that many of the instances in her autobiography are the part of an alter-life that she has created for herself, one thing that is very charming about the autobiography is that the reader starts living the life of Kamala Das and the reader cries with Das, laughs with her and feels the pain and anguish she feels. This browser settings will not support to add bookmarks programmatically.

Books by Kamala Suraiyya Das. All in all the book gives nothing to a person who is trying to grow feeding on the energy from works of art. Ships from and sold by Bruker Books.