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    MY STORY  (English, Paperback, Das, Kamala)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper Collins India
    • ISBN: 9788172238971, 8172238975
    • Edition: 2009
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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.

    Summary of the Book

    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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      • 2009
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    5

    Highly recommended

    Good novel
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    5

    Excellent

    Everyone Malayali should read this one one🤗
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    UNNIKRISHNAN K

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    5

    Must buy!

    Natural and exact portray of her life
    But expected her muslim life toooo.
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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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    Mind-blowing purchase

    This is one of my favourite autobiographies without any doubt. Kamala Das captures the life of Indian women back in the 90's and captures the nuances of being a good wife, daughter​, mother and a successful writer. You will fall in love with her writing style by the end of the book. I think she is one of the few authors who can capture the harsh realities of life and still not make it look tragic in the readers eyes. If you are looking for a very real autobiography of an Indian women from...
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    Thanks

    Must have copy with reasonable discount. Thanks Flipkart.
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    Majeendra Mohanan

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    Too Good ,A Must Read

    I think its a must read for every woman living in a society where men would even limit the imagination of a woman. The book voiced desires long suppressed. An honest and uninhibited tale told by Kamala Das
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    Amartya Mukherji

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    5

    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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    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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