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എന്റെ കഥ | Ente Katha

She writes with a binocular combination of feminine charm and feminist vigour. Ente Lokamthough a slim volume of random writings, comes densely packaged with the cries of an agonised yet unrepentant soul who paid the price for her unconventionality. Her concepts about sex, love and relationship may seem borderline disgusting to the uninitiated.

My opinion about the author’s writing is still same, but I didn’t feel like turning pages I tried as I didn’t know what I wanted know or why should I complete the book.


She is the daughter of V. Return to Book Page. Retrieved 1 June I wonder how many humans will ever dare to say that before their death.

Nothing has an end, Instead of an end, all that we suffer kuttt a discomposition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

എന്റെ കഥ | Ente Katha by Kamala Suraiyya Das

She has no qualms in revealing the dark undercurrents in society covered by the decorous fabric of traditions and morality. This autobiographical work was considered overly explicit when it was first published in Malayalam in Kamala has broken all the rules set by the society, she was her own woman. Unfortunately, her kathw for rules also reflects in her writing style.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The book is written as series of incidents rather than a continuous journey. I could resonate with the voice of the author Kamala Das in the beginning as she eloquently speaks of innermost thoughts of an average middle class Indian girl. Because of it, Das did not have any issues with her romantic escapades. It was not lust she was talking about but love,pure love. The book was controversial and outspoken and had her critics gunning her after it was published in ; often shocking her readers with her for conventions and expression of her opinions on subjects in society- more often on the hypocrisy of it.

The novel not only created a literary sensation but even invited the wrath of Das’ close relatives who wanted to stop its publication.

The fact that the book has run into thirty editions is proof enough to appreciate the popularity of the book.

Jun 02, Akshay Joy rated it it was amazing Shelves: But trails off later 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.

Yet another scene was when her cousin kisses her near a staircase. It is interesting to note that for a woman who flaunted many roles and shed many masks she begins the second round of her candid memoirs by speaking of the fancy dress competition called life.

Resurrecting Madhavikutty

While reading this book, I could sense the loneliness and longing of a woman all througout. The author’s loneliness is clearly evident and at times she sounds like a bored affluent housewife who is marinating in self-pity. I wish that tone lasted long enough. Her descriptions of Calcutta, Bombay, New Delhi, and her native place in Kerala are sensitive as also are her portrayals of the many people she meets.


At times I could see a slightest hint of an outspoken rebel who peeps in questioning the morality entw Radha about her escapades with her paramour Krishna, branding her as an adultress whose sex life seemes untumultuous. Sometimes I am forced to think that Kamala might have acknowledged that her husband is a homosexual. Sadly the book ends at the middle of her life. Political and polemical, raw and confessional, with a stark simplicity that is the mark of a ennte great writer, she continues to rip the mask off the conventional Kerala society of her times.

It is not a continuous story but rather a collection of incidents based fnte the lives of various women the author came across in her life. View all 6 comments. Not about how great a life she led.

The chapters towards the end start with a poem and some of them are lovely to read, she has bared it all in her poems and has channeled her deep yearning and seeking into lovely lines. I had read the English version when I was in higher secondary, I feel Madavj like that better.

I could never nadavi myself to hang my life on the pegs of quotation for safety. The memoir was far ahead of its era and has been widely acknowledged as a great work from the side of the author.