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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This is the type of society that is our India. She is almost crushed under his unchallenged monstrous ego.

The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das

It has almost become non-functional and inert due dss the disastrous physical-cum-mental strains. 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.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The female persona accuses her husband for domesticating her like a swallow after marriage in a well-planned manner.


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Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with pkems, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation. He offers love in fatal dozes which will ultimately kill his wife. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Skip to main content.

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Therefore, literature became a vent for her contained emotions, becoming a choral voice for the Indian womanhood, fervidly calling for equality and harmony between the two sexes – an issue which was rife during her times and sadly enough, despite all the technological and ideological advancements, still continues to be alive, even to this day.

It is in this process of unnatural appeasement she had kamalq her al individuality and self-respect. Shimjithkhan rated it really liked it Mar 31, Most of the poems are highly personal ones. ad

She was forced to serve him tea, take care of his medicine. Kamala Das has used very suggestive imagery to show the disastrous effects of the mismatched marital relationships in The Old Playhouse. However, she was not more than a slave to him.

The Old Playhouse – Poem by Kamala Das

She playhohse to work like a caretaker to satisfy his daily needs. Want to Read saving…. About Kamala Suraiyya Das. He has spared no efforts to make her forget her colourful past in which she enjoyed perfect freedom and distinct identity. The woman, in the poem, then explains the reason of marrying the man and the intention behind forming this relationship. The poet says that daz was not to gather knowledge of yet another man that I came to you but to learn. Ashish rated it did not like it Oct 25, The poet says that the summer begins to pall i.


It is like a othre old playhouse having no life of its own. She thought that the marriage would give her an opportunity for self-growth and self-discovery. Amazon Music Stream millions of ppems. She found highly selfish and self-centred who could not think beyond himself. For Kamala Das, life has come to a stand-still. This is an Invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly, modern Indian writing in English.