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Kamala Das – Excerpts

FROM AN INTERVIEW SREEDEVI K. NAIR Kamala Das can best be described as a superb artist and a literary phenomenon. An incomparable poet, a painter, a short-story writer and a novelist. She is a good juggler as well. She juggles…

Mahatma Gandhi

Abstract: Usha Menon, in her article on “Mahatma Gandhi”gives a crisp and innovative re-rendering of The Story of My Experiments with Truth to shed new light on the greatness of Kasturba, who never got the richly deserved recognition from her…

The Pen

The colourful active life of the housewife Is beyond my reach now The little ones who nagged me For a any hut in the front yard Are all grown. and have built grand mansions of their own. No need to…

A Spring from the Misty Mountain

“The way you pour Affection on people I don’t like Sharing love Like the holy bread Too, I don’t like.-said he— And afterwards They too said the same To love all Means Utter foolishness “It will never take you anywhere!…

Tea

It was always the same scenario The same line. While I made tea On a rusty red stove He stood watching leaning by the door and then said, I like the cut of your dress as though it were a…

No Longer just a Woman

The smell of her lover remained in the bathroom long after he had gone Lavender or cologne purely masculine Musk may be Soap or aftershave Lingering over the final good bye. Her purely feminine pink tiled bathroom invaded, pervaded by…

Women’s Histography

Abstract :”Women’s Historiography”, T. K. Anandi assures, is not “history written by women”, but “history about women”. In a very interesting and rather “New-Historisque” reading of certain historical events in Kerala such as the widow remarriage, she ascertains how history…

In Search of a Beloved Pearl

I wander in search of my beloved pearl Lost somewhere in the lonely shores Vigour completely lost I walk Like one ordained To a solitary confinement in some lonely cave. The wails dash against me like echoes in Wilderness, encircle…

The Performers

“Hello, there” he drawled over the phone. She detected a faintly exaggerated formalcy in his voice and sat up. He was on show, for someone watching him at the other end. Certainly not the time for a conversation of any…

The Unknown Conception

CONCEPTION Destinies branch into the unknown, Emanate from the Womb of the long Trunk— A trunk rooted deeply in Time. Can the womb contemplate The ways of Providence- The womb must protect Nurture and Nourish. What lies in an unfettered…

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