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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Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

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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.

My Story – Kamala Das. Nov 21, Radhika S Nair rated it liked it. The book talks about the orthodox society and what society expects is an ideal woman. Some narratives about the author’s own escapades, I found that her men are insignificant and at times seem too good to be real. Aug 22, Jessy John rated it it was amazing Shelves: This article about a biographical book on writers or poets is a stub. Except those scenes I remember nothing till I read it for the third time. Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet.

Kamala Suraiya, better known as Kamala Das, is a well-known female Indian writer writing in English as well as Malayalam, her native language. 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.

Ente Kadha Madhavikkutty

This sensational autobiography of kamala das has send waves of shock to shake the mindset of common readers. While reading this book, I could sense the loneliness and longing of a woman all througout.


Her descriptions of Calcutta, Bombay, New Delhi, and her native place in Kerala are sensitive as also are her portrayals of the many people etne meets. There are no reviews yet. But as all others the focus, when tweaked on such instances were limited to the woman in question and never about men, which left me questioning the internalisation of applicable morality in women’s lives.

Surayya herself translated the book into English, titled My Story. Nov 13, Joyce Job rated it kkutty it Shelves: On sedatives I grow more loveable says my husband.

That’s a different experience. At times Ete could see a slightest hint of an outspoken rebel Thanks to my dear friend who gifted this book. Married off to an older man when she was fifteen had affected her life deeply, and I think that incident is what created and propelled her into becoming a writer, to attain release through ete written word. Thus she literally wrote a new woman, hitherto unimagined, into language; a woman, who refused to be confined underneath the horizons of male expectations or within male literary canons.

She was motivated to write this as she became ill and thought will not survive. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Ente Kadha was serialised in in the now 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. The author’s brilliance ktty her honesty, her courage to write beautifully about being a snob and her distilled awareness of her self and her needs.

All through her work I felt her like a reservoir. It’s so true while re-reading a book too. She was born on March 31, in Malabar amdavi Kerala, India.

It was not lust she was talking about but love,pure love. Pillai Thiruvananthapuram, August 20, During the war period, where the city was disturbed with madavii shots and sirens, she mentioned Entd want to take this weeping city in to my arms and wants to sing soothing songs to console the city not to disturb its peaceful sleep was one of the brilliant ways she expressed her love and affection towards society.


As the title indicates, it is her story where she did not hide behind any hypocrisy.

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No wonder her home state of Kerala was so ready to condemn it as a scandalous story written by an immoral woman. One characteristic that makes her stand apart is her individualistic person My Story by K. Kamala Das is probably the first Hindu woman to openly and honestly talk about sexual desires of Indian woman, which made her an iconoclast of her generation.

This was when she was staying away from her husband in Nalappat house with her younger son. Retrieved from ” https: But at the same time she loves her husband too. The water tapped in it wanted to take its own course.

Still, one cannot but admire her individuality and courage. Many of these memoirs chronicle the emotional turmoils of a woman on the run after daring to speak the unspeakable, on sexuality, desires and the female body. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. And I mean vain in the best of ways.

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.

Pampered lot won’t get it.

The book should be read by all men to really know the plight of the women trapped in body and time. The discrimination and feudalistic nature of the caste system and the masquerade of fake integrity to match the eye alone. The line that i loved the most was her madagi comments about her life-” Kuhty don’t think I will have another incarnation, another after life.

She moved away from social conventions and portrayed homosexuality as well.