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Summer in Calcutta
by Kamala Das      (Author ALERT)

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ProductID: 14929 - Paperback - 67 Pages (Year: 2004)
D C Books ~ ISBN: 8126409193

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Why not let me speak in any language I like? The language I speak becomes mine, its distortions, its queernesses all mine, mine alone. It is half English, Half Indian, funny perhaps, but it is hones, It is an human as I am human, don’t You see? It voices my joys, my longings, my Hopes, and it is useful to me as cawing Is to crows or roaring to the lions, it is human speech, the speech of the mind that is Here and not there, a mind that sees and hears and Is aware.
-An Introduction

New edition of the first poetry collection of Kamala Das.

 Table of Contents

The Dance of the Eunuchs
The Freaks
The Fear of the Year
In Love
My Grandmother’s House
The Wild Bougainvillea
A Relationship
An Apology to Goutama
The End of Spring
The Flag
Loud Posters
Too Early the Autumn Sights
Visitors to the City
Spoiling the Name
The Child in the Factory
Someone Else’s Song
With its Quiet Tongue
The Music Party
The Bangles
The Snobs
The Corridors
Radha Krishna
A New City
Farewell to Bombay
The Sea Shore
To a Big Brother
The Killing of chameleons
Punishment in Kindergarten
The Stranger and I
My Morning Tree
The Bats
A Hot Noon in Malabar
Summer in Calcutta
The Sunshine Cat
Without a Pause
Forest Fire
I Shall Some Day
Accident in the Night
The Siesta
A Phone Call in the Morning
An Introduction
Death Brings No Loss
The Testing of the Sirens


 About the Author

One of the greatest literary figures in Malayalam, Kamala Das was born in the year 1934 in Punnayurkulum, in South Malabar, Kerala. Educated mainly at home, she has been writing verses and prose since early youth that has given her a permanent place in modern Malayalam literature.

She has been the recipient of such famous awards as the Poetry Award for the Asian PEN Anthology , the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for the best collection of short stories in Malayalm, and the Chaman Lal Award for fearless journalism. Her famous volumes of verses are Summer in Calcutta, The Descendants, and the Old Playhouse and other Poems.


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