Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 751

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_cdn.exoticindia.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 751

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address [email protected].

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > The Kept Woman and Other Stories
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Kept Woman and Other Stories
The Kept Woman and Other Stories
Description
Back of the Book

“I feel a woman is most attractive when she surrenders to her man. She is incomplete without man,” averred Kamala Das shortly before her death in May, 2009. One of the most controversial and celebrated Indian authors, she combined in her writings rare honestly and sensitivity, provocation and poignancy. The Kept Woman and Other Stories explores the man-woman relationship[ in all its dimensions. Deprived, depraved, mysterious, mystical and exalted, each character, culled from expensive and observation, is an incisive study of love, lust and longing.

The last collection of writings that Kamala Das compiled herself before her death, The Kept Woman and Other Stories is a moving and compelling read.

Hers was one of the first and arguably amongst the foremost female voices in Indian English letters, and her contribution was not only in literary creativity and originally but in the liberation she provided so many young woman readers who felt freed and empowered by her words.

Kamala is as unpredictable as the wind and cares not two hoots for kerala’s favourite hobby: worshipping blind tradition.

About The Book

Renowned Indian poet, novelist, short-story writer, essayist and memoirist, Kamala Das, alias madhavikutty, was bornin1934 into a literary family. Her father, VM Nair was the former Managing Editor of the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi; her mother, Nalapatt Balamani Amma, was a well-known Malayalam poet and her great-uncle, Nalapatt Narayana Menon, was a writer and translator. Schooled mainly at home, she was a voracious reader, and spent her childhood between Punnayurkulam, her ancestral village in Kerala and Calcutta.

Married at the age of 15 to Madhava Das, she started writing while still in her teens. A prolific write, she wrote several taboo-breaking collections of short stories and poems, six novel and three memoirs, in which she explored a woman’s quest for freedom form sexual and domestic oppression and examined the paradoxes of like and relationships with great emotional depth. She is best known for her controversial and provocative ‘ Autobiography’ My Story.

In 1999, she converted to Islam and assumed the name of Kamla Suraiya. In her later years, she also dabbled in painting and politics and wrote a syndicated newspaper column on a wide range of topics including religion and politics. Kamala Das passed away in May 2009.

Contents

The Game of Chess7
Kalyani17
The Scent of the Bird23
Summer Vocation31
Sweet Milk49
Parboti's Story55
True Lies77
The Flight83
Iqbal91
Marine Drive95
Sedation107
The Kept Woman113
Calcutta : 1944 Vignettes121
Before the Party129
The Cattle Market135
The Truth About Flying Saucers141
A Letter to My Grandfather147
Vrinda's Birthday Party153
Hiramoni157

The Kept Woman and Other Stories

Item Code:
NAE807
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2010
ISBN:
9789380069272
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch X 5.5 inc
Pages:
163
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 200 gms
Price:
$15.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Kept Woman and Other Stories

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 5157 times since 5th Jul, 2013
Back of the Book

“I feel a woman is most attractive when she surrenders to her man. She is incomplete without man,” averred Kamala Das shortly before her death in May, 2009. One of the most controversial and celebrated Indian authors, she combined in her writings rare honestly and sensitivity, provocation and poignancy. The Kept Woman and Other Stories explores the man-woman relationship[ in all its dimensions. Deprived, depraved, mysterious, mystical and exalted, each character, culled from expensive and observation, is an incisive study of love, lust and longing.

The last collection of writings that Kamala Das compiled herself before her death, The Kept Woman and Other Stories is a moving and compelling read.

Hers was one of the first and arguably amongst the foremost female voices in Indian English letters, and her contribution was not only in literary creativity and originally but in the liberation she provided so many young woman readers who felt freed and empowered by her words.

Kamala is as unpredictable as the wind and cares not two hoots for kerala’s favourite hobby: worshipping blind tradition.

About The Book

Renowned Indian poet, novelist, short-story writer, essayist and memoirist, Kamala Das, alias madhavikutty, was bornin1934 into a literary family. Her father, VM Nair was the former Managing Editor of the Malayalam daily Mathrubhumi; her mother, Nalapatt Balamani Amma, was a well-known Malayalam poet and her great-uncle, Nalapatt Narayana Menon, was a writer and translator. Schooled mainly at home, she was a voracious reader, and spent her childhood between Punnayurkulam, her ancestral village in Kerala and Calcutta.

Married at the age of 15 to Madhava Das, she started writing while still in her teens. A prolific write, she wrote several taboo-breaking collections of short stories and poems, six novel and three memoirs, in which she explored a woman’s quest for freedom form sexual and domestic oppression and examined the paradoxes of like and relationships with great emotional depth. She is best known for her controversial and provocative ‘ Autobiography’ My Story.

In 1999, she converted to Islam and assumed the name of Kamla Suraiya. In her later years, she also dabbled in painting and politics and wrote a syndicated newspaper column on a wide range of topics including religion and politics. Kamala Das passed away in May 2009.

Contents

The Game of Chess7
Kalyani17
The Scent of the Bird23
Summer Vocation31
Sweet Milk49
Parboti's Story55
True Lies77
The Flight83
Iqbal91
Marine Drive95
Sedation107
The Kept Woman113
Calcutta : 1944 Vignettes121
Before the Party129
The Cattle Market135
The Truth About Flying Saucers141
A Letter to My Grandfather147
Vrinda's Birthday Party153
Hiramoni157
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Kept Woman and Other Stories (Language and Literature | Books)

Indian English Literature (In Eight Parts): Prescribed Course Study Material
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: NAB993
$60.00$48.00
You save: $12.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dariya Sahib (Saint of Bihar)
by K.N. Upadhyaya
Hardcover (Edition: 2006)
Radha Soami Satsang Beas
Item Code: IDJ353
$22.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Unbound (2,000 Years of Indian Women's Writing)
by Annie Zaidi
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Aleph Book Company
Item Code: NAL884
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
I have always been delighted with your excellent service and variety of items.
James, USA
I've been happy with prior purchases from this site!
Priya, USA
Thank you. You are providing an excellent and unique service.
Thiru, UK
Thank You very much for this wonderful opportunity for helping people to acquire the spiritual treasures of Hinduism at such an affordable price.
Ramakrishna, Australia
I really LOVE you! Wonderful selections, prices and service. Thank you!
Tina, USA
This is to inform you that the shipment of my order has arrived in perfect condition. The actual shipment took only less than two weeks, which is quite good seen the circumstances. I waited with my response until now since the Buddha statue was a present that I handed over just recently. The Medicine Buddha was meant for a lady who is active in the healing business and the statue was just the right thing for her. I downloaded the respective mantras and chants so that she can work with the benefits of the spiritual meanings of the statue and the mantras. She is really delighted and immediately fell in love with the beautiful statue. I am most grateful to you for having provided this wonderful work of art. We both have a strong relationship with Buddhism and know to appreciate the valuable spiritual power of this way of thinking. So thank you very much again and I am sure that I will come back again.
Bernd, Spain
You have the best selection of Hindu religous art and books and excellent service.i AM THANKFUL FOR BOTH.
Michael, USA
I am very happy with your service, and have now added a web page recommending you for those interested in Vedic astrology books: https://www.learnastrologyfree.com/vedicbooks.htm Many blessings to you.
Hank, USA
As usual I love your merchandise!!!
Anthea, USA
You have a fine selection of books on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy.
Walter, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 © Exotic India