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All through her work I felt her like a reservoir. I had read the English version when I was in higher secondary, I feel I like that better. Refresh and try again.


See all free Kindle madhagikutty apps. The memoir was far ahead of its era and has been widely acknowledged as a great work from the side of the author.

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I wish that tone lasted long enough. I could resonate with the voice of the kstha Kamala Das in mqdhavikutty beginning as she eloquently speaks of innermost thoughts of an average middle class Indian girl.

Many of the chapters begin with verses written by the author. Kqtha women who read this book might have felt somewhere or in some part of reading that its her story!! Many of these memoirs chronicle the emotional turmoils of a woman on the run after daring to kathq the unspeakable, on sexuality, desires and the female body. While reading this book, I could sense the loneliness and longing of a woman all througout.


All that I ever wanted to do, all my desires, I have fulfilled in this life”. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Latest edition of Ente Katha with more pages and illustrations. Indugopan George Onakkoor Gracy I.

I say self-pity because it is only in the end Kamala Das, with a slight regret talks about no one coming forward to turn her dreams into reality.


But in the glow of those evening suns, we felt that we were Gods who had lost their way and had strayed into an unkind planet. We did not have a place to rest.

Quality of the book is not good. When I first read it, about 15 years ago, the only scene that I remembered from the book was when Das her husband forcibly kissing her when they meet for It’s true that when you grow old your perspective changes.

Resurrecting Madhavikutty

On 31 Mayaged 75, she died at a hospital in Pune. When you learn to swim Do ktha enter a river that has no ocean To flow into, one ignorant of destinations and knowing only the flowing as its destiny, Like the weary rivers of the blood That bear the scum of ancient memories But go, swim in the sea, Go swim in the enet blue sea, Where the first tide you meet is your body, That familiar pest, But if you learn to cross it, You are safe, yes, beyond it you are safe, For even sinking would make no difference then See all 50 reviews.

Many thoughts becomes clear and assumes different dimensions. There is no enge as such, she just records madhvikutty of her life, like a set of memories. Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with power, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation.


Retrieved 2 June She has no qualms in revealing the dark undercurrents in society covered by the decorous fabric of traditions and morality. See our Returns Policy. The lyricism of her verses contrasting well with her straightforward prose.

However, I dearly enjoyed the glimpses of Malayalam culture and practices. This volume is further proof that here is a writer who will not go gently into the swirling mists of easy oblivion but will continue to haunt this world and the readers she so loved to enthrall.

I wonder how many humans will ever dare to say that before their death. It was not lust she was talking about but love,pure love. Madhavikutty is as rebellious as a rebel can get.

May be for others, not for her though. This is hardly a biography as it is just a collection of memoirs. The fact that the book has run into thirty editions is proof enough to appreciate the popularity of the book Her stay in Calcutta too provided ample food for thought.

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. It shredded into pieces the so called built up moralities existed in Kerala.