In the poem, The Old Playhouse, which can be read in full here, Kamala Das . and English literature, and continuously read poems of many different poets. Poetry – The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das reflects the central idea of her Like many of her other poems, The Old Playhouse is also a Confessional Poem. The Old Playhouse and Other Poems is among the classics of modern Indian poetry in English. This new edition carries an eminently readable and insightful.

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Kamala Das always felt terrified by the dreadful ego of her husband. His horrific form dwarfs her kanala comparison, as she writes: Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

She has lost all her identity as a woman and is systematically alienated from her happy and contented past life. The Old Play House is a voice of an Indian revolutionary Woman, who is disgusted with Man’s narcissist sexual approach othed a Woman. No trivia or quizzes yet. The poem is not divided into stanzas.

Have you read these? The thrity-one poems in this collection are representative of the best work of Kamala Das. This is an invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly in modern Indian writing in English.

Das writes her poem in free verse using just one stanza and a confessional tone. She was almost overpowered by the monstrous ego of her husband.

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Selected pages Title Page. He kisses her lips so hard that his saliva would fill her mouth.

Arts College, sivaganga, Tamilnadu, India. It has almost become non-functional and inert due to the disastrous physical-cum-mental strains. Books by Kamala Suraiyya Das.


She had come to him not to be enlightened about him but to learn about her true self. Not only this, but he has also made her forget her nature, her desire to fly or freedom, and to explore the opportunities were also crushed. Refresh and try again. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. It is in this process of unnatural appeasement she had lost her al individuality and self-respect. Even the air-conditioner helps so little, All pervasive is the male scent of your breath.

Most of the poems are highly personal ones. Delivering Poems Around The World. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Marriage is not an institution limited to the gratification of the sensual desires only. It is very intersting Report Reply. But he fails to satisfy her soul.

Like it, his love will also suffer destruction as it is self-obsessed. Hence, it becomes a microcosm for a much ka,ala concept, symbolizing the traditional patriarchal society, as a whole. Share your thoughts with other customers. This is an Invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly, modern Indian writing in English.

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The Old Playhouse – Poem by Kamala Das

It is crystal clear that the love-making is devoid of any spiritual connection and passion and the man simply wallows in lust for her. Therefore, literature became a vent for her contained emotions, becoming a choral voice for kamalla Indian womanhood, fervidly calling for equality and harmony between the two sexes – an issue which was rife during her times and sadly enough, despite all the technological and ideological advancements, still continues to be alive, even to this day.

Her life is like an old playhouse filled with impenetrable darkness. In this third section of the poem, the woman had a very horrifying experience of the marital life. Want to Read saving…. Shimjithkhan rated it really liked it Mar 31, Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused ohter writing with power, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation.


Open Preview See a Problem? No eBook available Orient Blackswan Amazon. The lines mean that she did not marry him or gave him her body and soul to learn about him or in other words to serve him, but to know about herself.

He offers love in fatal dozes which will ultimately kill his wife. Still I Rise Maya Angelou. It is not a unilateral but a bilateral relationship based on mutual-trust and mutual understanding.

The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das

Common terms and phrases April sun plaayhouse beneath Bereft of body bleary blessed Blue Bird body My soul bones Bougainvillae breasts burning child Click-click Cocooned cold dance dark darling dead death beginning door dreams drink dying Erato Erato eyes znd feel flesh Footlights forgive freedom girl glass grandmother grow hair happy high tide hunger hurt KAMALA KAMALA DAS keep the right knocking lamp Laughter lesbian limbs lonely look lost Loud Posters lust Malabar marine drive marriage mind mother mouth move Nani night Old Playhouse oldest blood Opinion pain pale-green pond peace perhaps a high Pram rafters creaking rain Receive love remember richest jewel right distance roar sea Is wild shrine shrubs silent sing skin sleep smell smile snakes Snobs summer swim talk tell thought told tree turned veins verandah vortex wail walk walls watch wild This morning wind womb yellow.

The Poetess laments over the crushing of her ego in the’ all pervasive’ male scented environment. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.