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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Kamala Das has used very suggestive imagery to show the disastrous effects of the mismatched marital relationships in The Old Playhouse. Log Playuouse Sign Up.

No eBook available Orient Blackswan Amazon. The descriptive writing and complex themes made for an interesting reading experience.

The Old Playhouse And Other Poems

And thus she lost her desires and thinking that made her act like a fool whenever he would ask her something. Sajesh Vijayan rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Apr 22, Bhagyashree added it. The autobiographical style conveys universality to her poem as well as it reveals ,amala to be her own experience also, as she was subject to patriarchal domination in her household, being married off early and only fit to be a mother only when she had her third child born.

According to the poet, her husband has planned to domesticate a bird the poet by holding it in the fake love so that she may forget the seasons spring, summer, autumn or in other words the joys of her life and her home which she left behind her for him.

She was forced to serve him tea, take care of his medicine. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This form and her frequent repetition of ideas express her urgency to fly with her thoughts feverishly alive to instill in playhouxe the intensity of her feelings. It charts the contemplations of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage to an overbearing man.


The Old Play House is a voice of an Indian revolutionary Woman, who is disgusted with Man’s narcissist sexual approach towards a Woman.

Remember me on this computer. Shayantani Das rated it it was amazing Jan 28, In this third section of the poem, the woman had a very horrifying experience of the marital life. Lists with This Book. Philip George rated it liked it Mar 23, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Refresh and try again.

R rated it really liked it May 21, In this second ahd, the otherr is critical of her feeling less husband for shattering her romantic dreams of the married life. Hasib Islam rated it it was amazing Jan 07, Discover Prime Playhouae Box for Kids. She has realized that she is merely an object of physical entertainment meant for satisfying the lustful desires of her husband only.

Selected pages Title Page. Das used various literary techniques and devices to portray the urgency of an Indian woman for freedom. You dribbled spittle into my mouth, you poured Yourself into every nook and cranny, you embalmed My poor lust with plahhouse bitter-sweet juices.

It is like a deserted old playhouse having no life of its own. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ammu rated it it was amazing Jan 23, She was treated like an object of sexual-gratification only.

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It has almost become non-functional and inert due to the kamsla physical-cum-mental strains. There is no place for the exploitation and dehumanization of any partner in love.

There is no space for singing or dancing in her colourless and meaningless life. Aathira Kamal rated it really liked it Aug 15, Her writing is intensely lyrical–sometimes Her poetry was a bold and feisty depiction of feminine identity and sexuality at a time when women poets were stereotyped to write about girlie fantasies of eternal, bloodless and unrequited love.

Harris concludes his discussion of The Old Playhouse with an altogether fresh and illuminating reading of Kamala Das s An Introduction in the light of postcolonial concerns of home and the world, and the poet s conversion to Islam in the last years of her life. Her writing is intensely llayhouse soft and musical, sometimes with a bitter edge to it. Furthermore, as Harris suggests in his essay, no reader could leave The Old Playhouse without being awakened by a newer conscience and unmoved by fond memories.

This first section of payhouse poem points to the disastrous oamala of the mismatched marriage. Men superior over women. He offers love in fatal dozes which will ultimately kill his wife.

Gorrenkasaraswathi rated it really liked it Dec 27, The poem is not divided into stanzas.