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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The Old Playhouse And Other Poems by Kamala Suraiyya Das

Talking about Kamala Das today means talking about not merely post-Independence Indian poetry in English, he observes, adding that other, far more complicated issues relating to gender, violence, identity and difference, hybridity, contradictory coherence, and. But all her hopes were belied because of the egotistical nature of her husband. Das used various literary techniques and devices to portray the urgency of an Indian woman for freedom.

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The Old Playhouse – Poem by Kamala Das

It is an open protest against her egotistical husband who does not think beyond the gratification of his sensual desires. It is very intersting Report Reply. Not only this, but he has also made her forget her nature, her desire to fly or freedom, and to explore the opportunities were also crushed.

Bushra rated it did not like it Oct 25, The cut flowers In the vases have begun to smell of human sweat. R rated it really liked it May 21, Aathira Kamal rated it really liked it Aug 15, His horrific form dwarfs her in comparison, as she writes: Kamala Das has used very suggestive imagery to show the disastrous effects of the mismatched marital relationships in The Old Playhouse.


It is in this process of unnatural appeasement she had lost her al individuality and self-respect. About Kamala Suraiyya Das.

Not only Kamala Das s major themes but the specific terms of her poetic address, voice, and concerns as a woman, poet, and social being receive fairly close and critical attention in these pages. The poet says that the summer begins to pall i. Like it, his love will also suffer destruction as it is self-obsessed.

She is neglected by her husband who treats her as an object for the satisfaction of porms lust only. She has to work like a caretaker to satisfy his daily needs. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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The Poetess laments over the crushing of her ego in the’ all pervasive’ male scented environment. Here she perhaps refers to the lustful love of her husband which is without real love and rather than giving her life gives a death-like experience.

Books by Kamala Suraiyya Das. You were pleased With my body’s response, its weather, its usual shallow Convulsions. Most of the poems are highly personal ones. This is an invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly in modern Indian writing in English. Get to Know Us.


Mary Thomas rated it it was amazing Mar 11, She has lost all her freedom, self —respect and identity as a woman and is reduced to the level of a dwarf. There’s a problem loading this kxmala right now. Hence, it becomes a microcosm for a much larger concept, symbolizing the traditional patriarchal society, as a whole. Her writing is intensely lyrical–sometimes Jamsheer Muhammed rated it really liked it Jan 12, Published first published Ashish rated it did not like it Oct 25, Lists with This Book.

The Old Play House is a voice of an Indian revolutionary Woman, who is disgusted with Man’s narcissist sexual approach towards a Woman. Would you dass to tell us about a lower price? Thiyagu rated it really liked it Jul 05, He kisses her lips so hard that his saliva would fill her mouth.

It is these dichotomous conventions of the qualities ascribed for men and women, that Das meddles with. The Old Playhouse is also without any rhyme scheme.

Wonderful lines olv an Indian writer Report Reply. This first section of the poem points to the disastrous fate of the mismatched marriage. Harris concludes his discussion of The Old Playhouse with an thf fresh and illuminating reading of Kamala Das s An Introduction in the light of postcolonial concerns of home and the world, and the lod s conversion to Islam in the last years of her life.

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