MY STORY

    MY STORY  (English, Paperback, Das, Kamala)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper Collins India
    • ISBN: 9788172238971, 8172238975
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    My Story is one of the most controversial and popular autobiographies written by an Indian author. Kamala Das has presented her life story in the form of a novel, being frank and strikingly sincere throughout. The autobiography is called Ente Katha in Malayalam.

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    Kamala Das (also known as Madhavikutty and Kamala Surayya) was always vocal about her experiences as a woman, writer, wife, mother and everything else that she was, through her writings. Ente Katha was serialized in the now defunct Malayalam weekly, Malayalanadu, in 1972. Kamala Das has spoken frankly about her marriage experiences, her children, extramarital affairs, her life as a famous and controversial writer. Although the novel evoked violent positive and equally negative reactions, its publication wasn’t stopped. The novel was first published in English in February 1973, and has been translated into several other languages.

    About Kamala Das

    Kamala Das was born in 1934 in the Malabar District, British India. She was the poetry editor of Illustrated Weekly of India. She penned hundreds of poems and stories in both Malayalam and English. Her columns were famous and widely read in India, through which she addressed a wide spectrum of matters like child care, women’s issues, and politics. She was also the esteemed VC of Kerala Sahitya Akademi, and the President of the Kerala Children's Film Society. Kamala Das was nominated for the 1984 Nobel Prize for Literature. Her works have been translated into several different Indian and foreign languages, including German, French, Russian, Japanese and more. She travelled to different countries to read poetry, including Adelaide Writer's Festival, South Bank Festival, London, and the University of Bonn. Das was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award and the PEN Poetry Prize. In the year 1999, she was yet again in controversy as she converted to Islam and changed her name from Kamala Das to Kamala Surayya. She passed away in the year 2009, at the age of 75. Some of her most notable works as a writer are Sandal Trees, Only the Soul Knows How to Sing, A Childhood in Malabar: A Memoir, and The Kept Woman and Other Stories.

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    Ultimate piece of autobiography

    An ultimate work done by Kamla Das. Its an outstanding book in itself as the writer reveals her real feeling and seems she didn't manipulated the things.Fearless she is in writing the true emotion of a women which every women prefers to hide to show her fake image.Book is worth reading and the English language used is a standard one.
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    SHABANA ANJUM

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    just loved it.......

    i just loved this book and poems of kamala das.The very frank and open autobiography.She expressed almost all things in very beautiful and descent way.Just loved her writing .Truly,she is and will be forever the LOVE QUEEN OF MALABAR.
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    Akila Prabhudessai

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    Fabulous! :)

    Wow! What an author she is; Kamala Das, a women who is independent, confident and courageous enough to describe about her life in such a beautiful way! Her style of using bold words have impressed me through out and also the quotes of poems in between the chapters are lovely!

    A must read for all the Women who wants to share their Feminist Thoughts!
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    Sneha Mitra

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    19 Mar, 2014

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    Marvelous Story

    Very few autobiographies have been written with such wit and truthfulness. Writing "My Story" was an exalting experience for Kamala Das; reading it, is still more exalting. You can feel, as Kamala Das herself says, as if you were traversing the long journey of her life with her, together.
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    Siddharth ...

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    An unconventional book

    I had always wanted to read a Kamala Das novel and this is a novel I am particularly fond of. Kamala Das's autobiography is unlike anyone I had read before. She was born in Thrissur District in Kerala and the book is a candid account of her own life. She was truly ahead of her times. A fine sense of intellect shines all through this autobiography. If you want to read something truly nostalgic about life in Kerala then this is the book you are looking for. Really, a devastating book (I have ev...
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    Arindam Moulick

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    27 Oct, 2011

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    Highly recommended

    Good novel
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    Flipkart Customer

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    21 Sep, 2017

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    Excellent

    Everyone Malayali should read this one one🤗
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    UNNIKRISHNAN K

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    Must buy!

    Natural and exact portray of her life
    But expected her muslim life toooo.
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    Flipkart Customer

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    17 Jun, 2017

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    Value-for-money

    The book came nicely packed..it looked exactly like it was given in the picture..
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    Excellent

    The product is great.
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    debanjali maitra

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