Later she admitted that much of the autobiography had fictional elements. What do you think about the tradition of marriage at early ages. Gallery of books and toys courtesy arvind gupta the toy maker. Isbn 81 26408693 d c books the first indian book publishing.
The book was originally published in malayalam, titled ente katha. Depicting the authors intensely personal experiences in her passage to. The writer looked very rebellious and revolutionary and i instantly drawn towards her works and my teacher had given me to read kamala s autobiography my story. At this time my husband turned to his old friend for. The book was controversial and outspoken and had her critics gunning her after it was published in. She was also known as madhavikutty, the pseudonym she used when writing in the. She has search for pure love throughout life but she could not get success.
The book evoked violent reactions of admiration and criticism among the readers and critics. This is an invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly, modern indian writing in english. Her ignorance of politics and british rulers within the indian society which is a rebellious act against colonizers and their. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so dont worry about it. Her popularity in kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in english, written under the name. In the book, she explores the desires of women of that era who were bound by tradition and had no say in any matters. The poem is a strong remark on patriarchal society prevalent today and brings to light the miseries, bondage, pain suffered by the fairer sex in such times. In contrast the preface to my story ends thus, this book has cost me many. A highly readable book and a literary masterpiece by any standards. Kamala often touched upon homosexualitybe it the attraction among young girls at the boarding school, or an episode that described her husband and his friend.
Special, commemorative edition published in association with dc books first published in 1977, kamala dass outspoken and controversial autobiography has become a cult classic. The fact that the book has run into thirty editions is proof enough to appreciate the popularity of the book. Buy my story book online at low prices in india my story. Oct 20, 2009 buy my story book online at best prices in india on. Isbn 8126408693 d c books the first indian book publishing.
If you are author or own the of this book, please report to us by. The life of self educated,and fiercely independent woman finds articulation in the form of biography in my story. It is only natural that the new reader is not familiar with the late. Her autobiography my story displays her inner search for love, which she could not get through marital love her life. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Breaking bonds find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. Free shipping, cash on delivery at indias favourite online shop. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read my story. What is a summary and analysis of kamala dass poem. She hailed from the state of kerala and most of her works were in malayalam. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow volume 12. The kept woman and other stories is a collection of short stories which have been translated into english. He locates similar utterances in the poems of ancient buddhist.
Her popularity in kerala is based chiefly on her short. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow volume 11. The book was hailed as a refreshingly candid, poignant and delightfully provocative, account of her life, as well as the lives of countless tormented and tortured women. At the age of 42, she published a daring autobiography, my story. My story paperback books buy my story books online. One day suddenly she hangs herself to death in the privy. Brought up in convent schools kamala faced discrimination at an early age when the word. Buy my story book online at best prices in india on. The writer looked very rebellious and revolutionary and i instantly drawn towards her works and my teacher had given me to read kamalas autobiography my story.
She was much ahead of her time and this book is the perfect example of her far sightedness. I remember reading her autobiography while in high school and it was a revelation in itself also a cultural shock. Days of week, or names of months, beginning with nehru. Translated from the malayalam story neipayasam by sindhu v.
Depicting the authors intensely personal experiences in her passage to womanhood and shedding light on the hypocrisies that informed traditional society, this memoir was far. What means the metaphor the hungry haste of river and the oceans tireless waiting. But when madhavikutty translated her story as kamala dass my story in english. It is also an autobiographical poem in which the poets longing for her parental house in malabar is movingly described. At this time my husband turned to his old friend for comfort. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Oct 20, 2009 special, commemorative edition published in association with dc books first published in 1977, kamala dass outspoken and controversial autobiography has become a cult classic. Nani, is a maid who worked for kamala dass family at the time when she was a kid. This book was originally published in malayalam as ente katha in 1973. She is reminded of the ancestral house where she had received immense love and affection from her grandmother. My fathers superior at that time was a balding, redfaced gentle man named ross who called my father my good friend nair whenever he came to our house, thrilling all of us to our very bones. It remains to date the bestselling womans autobiography in india.1137 1287 371 226 1500 985 860 1278 859 613 516 1361 645 645 342 712 84 1389 744 518 265 1316 1135 1407 78 727 862 1110 1273 597 1119 1208 1251 844 1172 685