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) [Kamala Das (Author) by Madhavikutty (Author)] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. It was during the Onam of that Ente Kadha, the autobiography of Madhavikutty alias Kamala Das began to be serialised in a magazine in.

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Resurrecting Madhavikutty

Nothing has an end, Instead of an end, all that we suffer is a discomposition. She spent her maadhavikutty 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.

I should be very specific. Much of her writing in Malayalam came under the pen name Madhavikkutty.

Reading this book, I was one with the woman who wanted to love under the Gul Mohar, the one who had an abundance of love for everything and everyone around her, the one who wanted to make sure that her kids believed in magic. Return to Book Page. This left me wondering if she was delusional to a certain extent. Every about one’s life is written without any hindrance or censor.

Apart from that my heart was squeezed several times as I read the book when she nonchalantly writes about having a loveless marriage as a child bride. The strength of her conviction is quite surprising. No trivia or quizzes yet. For the film, see Ente Katha film. She threw to the winds all codes and conventions that a patriarchal society had held sacred and invested katba women with.


Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography. To a society that would rest easy only after wringing from the writer the confession that her story was only fictional, Madhavikutty plays her trump card madhavikutry in these memoirs, of keeping her readers guessing about her life and self through constant play.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. View all 6 comments. It’s so true while re-reading a book too. True, maybe I, will, firstly, strip myself of clothes and ornaments.

She is considered one of the outstanding Indian poets writing in English, although her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography. Aug 22, Jessy John rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was when she was staying away from her husband in Nalappat house with her younger son. My story is the story of Kamala Das, a woman born in madhavikutyy conservative society of Kerala. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

One must have more courage to write a autobiography like this, most of the autobiographies are clear about their childhood, interests and their achievements and no one is interested to mention their desires, love, relationships and disappointments, but she succeeded in mentioning them madhavijutty clearly right from her childhood and personal experiences in her passages to womanhood. It was catchy and clinging to read on and on and finish the story which begun with adolescence and ends with the realisation of death and old age!

Is n’t it a strange kind of relationships. And am I glad it was! 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.


The work has won admiration from the readers side because of the fearless enre of issues still considered to be a social taboo. During the war period, where the city was disturbed with gun shots and sirens, she mentioned I 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.

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Current Books — DC Books —present. Not about how great a life she led. She points out the double standard her family practiced when dealing with brutalities and lecherous acts practiced towards the serfs and peasants that worked for the family, sometimes involving her own family members. Write a product review. But trails off later Pampered lot won’t get it.

Political and polemical, raw and confessional, with a stark simplicity that is the mark of a truly great writer, she continues to rip the mask off the conventional Kerala society of her times. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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