In the poem, The Old Playhouse, which can be read in full here, Kamala Das . and English literature, and continuously read poems of many different poets. Poetry – The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das reflects the central idea of her Like many of her other poems, The Old Playhouse is also a Confessional Poem. The Old Playhouse and Other Poems is among the classics of modern Indian poetry in English. This new edition carries an eminently readable and insightful.

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Books by Kamala Suraiyya Das. Bushra rated it did not like it Oct 25, It is these dichotomous conventions of the qualities ascribed for men and women, that Das meddles with. The autobiographical style conveys universality to her poem as well as it reveals it to be her own experience also, as she was subject to patriarchal domination in her household, being married off early and only fit to be a mother only when she had her third child born. Lists with This Book. Please try again later.

The Old Playhouse And Other Poems

It is crystal clear that the love-making is devoid of any spiritual connection and passion and the man simply wallows in lust for her. Get to Know Us. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Share your thoughts with other customers.

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The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das – English Summary

In this third section of the poem, the woman had a very horrifying experience of the marital life. However, she was not more than a slave to him. She is neglected by her husband who treats her as an object for the satisfaction of his lust only.

Bhavia rated it it was amazing Jun 08, It charts dass contemplations of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an overbearing man. The Poetess laments over the crushing of her ego in the’ all pervasive’ male scented environment. This new edition carries an eminently readable and insightful introduction by V.

The thrity-one poems in this collection are representative of the best work of Kamala Das. Though he succeeds in penetrating every part of her body.

She was forced to serve him tea, take care of his medicine. Narcissus poema a young boy who fell in love with his own reflection and suffered a fall. Harris concludes his discussion of The Old Playhouse with an altogether fresh and illuminating reading of Kamala Das s An Introduction in the light of postcolonial concerns of home and the world, and the poet s conversion to Islam in the last years of her life.

Her writing is intensely lyrical–sometimes It is not a unilateral but a bilateral relationship based on mutual-trust and mutual understanding. Thus, the playhouse reinforces traditional gender roles and maintains hegemony of a man over woman. Ammu rated it it was amazing Jan 23, I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Gorrenkasaraswathi rated it really liked it Dec 27, For Kamala Das, life has come to a stand-still.


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. If you are looking for masterpieces in world poetry,this is not one. She is all alienated playhosue frustrated in life because of the indifferent attitude of her husband. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

The kamsla says that it was not to gather knowledge of yet another man that I came to you but to learn.

However what his husband taught her was about himself. Mar 06, Amalie rated it really liked it Shelves: It marked the sudden end of the life of romantic aspirations and dreams. You dribbled spittle into my mouth, you poured Yourself into every ;oems and cranny, you embalmed My poor lust with your bitter-sweet juices.

This is an Invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly, modern Indian writing in English. He ither tried to explore her soul and never loved her. I remember the rudder breezes Of the fall and the smoke from the burning leaves.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The female persona accuses her husband for domesticating her like a swallow after marriage in a thr manner. R rated it really liked it May 21, Sumayya rated it really liked it Feb 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. But he fails to satisfy her soul. Jamsheer Muhammed rated it really liked it Jan 12,