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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Its unpretentious brilliance is revealed in strong yet subtle imagery, and the natural and autobiographical tone heightens its poignancy. On 31 Mayaged 75, she died at a hospital in Pune. She has realized that she is merely an object of physical entertainment meant for satisfying the lustful desires of her husband only. In this third section of the poem, the woman had a very horrifying experience of the marital life. Arts College, sivaganga, Tamilnadu, India. Sajesh Vijayan rated it it was amazing Apr 22, There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

You called me wife, I was taught to break saccharine into your tea and To offer at the right moment the vitamins. He wants to make her forget her true nature as well as the very desire to move about freely in the infinite spaces of the sky.

The Old Playhouse by Kamala Das

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Though he succeeds in penetrating every part of her body. Get to Know Us. However, she was not more than a slave to him. Sifat Hoimonty rated it really liked it May 13, Bhavia rated it it was amazing Jun 08, Hence, it becomes a microcosm for a much larger concept, symbolizing the traditional patriarchal society, as a whole. Sumayya rated it really liked it Feb 03, Marin Sophia rated it really liked it Apr 05, She was treated like an object of sexual-gratification only.


Cowering Beneath your monstrous ego I ate the magic loaf and Became a dwarf.

Write a customer review. She was meant to please her self-conceited husband against her wishes to preserve this relationship. New readers of Kamala Das will find her as engaging and challenging as the old readers have always found her. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She is all fed up with the stereotyped and mechanical technique of love-making of her husband.

The Old Playhouse And Other Poems

Ashish rated it did not like it Oct 25, Feb 07, Sukriti rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? The strong man’s technique is Always the same, he kamalla his love in lethal doses, For, love is Narcissus at the water’s edge, haunted By its own lonely face, and yet it must seek at last An end, a pure, total freedom, it must will the mirrors To shatter and the kind night to erase the water.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Swetha Pradeep rated it liked it Mar 04, It is an open protest against her egotistical husband who does not think beyond the gratification of his sensual desires. Gorrenkasaraswathi rated it really liked it Dec 27, Most of the poems are highly personal ones.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Pomes account. The same social construct, which Kamala Das, a Malabar-born poet endeavored to oppose with vehemence and venom. Most of these poems put me in a melancholic state and lead to bouts of overthinking and mental agony! All her romantic dreams of the marital life are shattered and she faces a complete vacuum in her life.

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Poems of confession, confrontation and the effort playhoyse encounter the hypocritical socio-cultural norms! Kamala Das has used very suggestive imagery to show the disastrous effects of the mismatched marital relationships in The Old Playhouse. You were pleased With my body’s response, its weather, its usual shallow Convulsions. His horrific form dwarfs her in comparison, as she writes: Account Options Sign in.


Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is the type of society ohher is our India. Her writing is intensely lyrical–sometimes soft and musical, sometimes with a bitter edge to it.

This poem must be expressing her feelings towards her husband.

Marriage is not an institution limited to the gratification of the sensual desires only. This is an Invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly, modern Indian writing in English.