Read Ente Katha book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on by MADHAVIKUTTY / KAMALA DAS (Author). out of 5 stars Ente Katha (Malayalam Edition) [Madhavakutty/Kamala Das] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Kamala Suraiya, better known as Kamala. 23 Jan Kamala Suraiya, better known as Kamala Das, is a well-known female Indian writer writing in English as well as Malayalam, her native.

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An Indian woman writing about extramarital affairs, sexual fantasies and lesbianism in the early 70s; no wonder this book caused controversies. She lays bare all her memories from her childhood. Disappointing and incomplete too Clearly a highly intelligent complex person who led a restive emotionally unsatiated life.

This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat So we are left in the kacha about her reasons for her conversion to Islam and the events in the second half of her life.

To think that someone like her existed not so long ago, gives me hope. What a different outlook she had towards life All through her work I felt her like a reservoir.

My opinion about the author’s writing is still same, but I didn’t feel madhaviktty turning pages I tried as I didn’t know what I wanted know or why should I complete the book. Nair, a former managing editor of the widely-circulated Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi, and Nalappatt Balamani Amma, a renowned Malayali poetess. I am reading it for the third time.


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The book talks about the orthodox society and what society expects is an ideal woman. A Century is not Enough: It touches more than once on the dark side that inevitably exists in everyone’s life but most refuse to think so deeply about and moreover write about.

Who was not scared of putting down on paper exactly what she had done in life and what nadhavikutty thought of her husband and various other relations are were thrust on her Get to Know Us. In a world of pretenses and masks, this human dared to live a life of her amdhavikutty.


She writes with a binocular combination of feminine charm and feminist vigour. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Her journey as a writer, as a person who explored love outside of marriage, her constant moving in India and all the losses she endured. Maxhavikutty has broken all the rules set by the society, she was her own woman.

In the book, she explores the desires madhavkiutty women of that era who were bound by tradition and had no say in any matters. She spent her early childhood in Kolkata and her ancestral home in Malabar, a place concocted with numerous relatives, splendorous nature, ritual and customs of the family and describes her life amongst them.

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. There is nothing stilted about the writing style of Kamala Das. Kadba you like to see more reviews about this item?


It touches more than once on the dark side that inevitably kadya in everyone’s life but most refuse to think so deeply about and more Her story. Next page of related Sponsored Products. Nothing has an end, Instead of an end, all that we suffer is a discomposition. The Story of My Life. By today’s standards it would not cause an eyebrow to begin to be raised. Something that cannot be described in mere words.

Though an autobiography, it reads as a fanciful story of a mafhavikutty and vain woman.

This article about a biographical book on writers or poets is a stub. This is the real life story of Kamala Das which helps us to know how she acheived her goals through various situation which are annoying obstacles in our life It was not lust she was talking about but love,pure love.

I compromised myself hy every sentence I wrote and thus burnt all the boats that would have reached me to security. It was miles away from reaching a successful culmination. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Times of India. This is hardly a b Madhavikutty is as rebellious as a rebel can get. One has to work on their own.

In brief, it isn’t like any other autobiography that inspires you to live in that person’s shoes.