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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Shwetha rated it it was amazing May 24, Click here to sign up. This form and her frequent repetition of ideas express her urgency to fly with her thoughts feverishly alive to instill in us the intensity of her feelings.


Bushra rated it did not like it Oct 25, The Old Playhouse is also without any rhyme scheme. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Shimjithkhan rated it really liked it Mar 31, Philip George rated it liked it Mar 23, This is an Invaluable book for those who are interested in modern poetry and particularly, modern Indian writing in English. English Choose a language for shopping. Being mentally disturbed, her responses and othfr were always illogical and inconsistent.

It is not a unilateral but a bilateral relationship based on mutual-trust and mutual understanding.

The Old Playhouse And Other Poems by Kamala Suraiyya Das

She was treated like an object of poejs only. But he fails to satisfy her soul. Her theme is physical love; her medium, free verse. The image of mirror is very relevant because it faithfully mirrors the loneliness and anxieties of her face. For that, it will have to break the mirrors and bring the night.


The Old Play House is a voice of an Indian revolutionary Woman, who is disgusted with Man’s narcissist sexual approach towards a Woman. The autobiographical style conveys universality to her poem as well as it reveals it to be her own experience also, as she was subject to patriarchal domination in her household, being yhe off early and only fit to be a mother only when she had her third child born.

Kamala Das’s Other Poems. In this third section of the poem, playhuse woman had a very horrifying experience of the marital life.

She lost the very will to live in this hostile environment. Hasib Islam rated it it was amazing Jan 07, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

The Old Playhouse And Other Poems

Dheeraj Paleri rated it it was amazing Feb 20, It is in this process of unnatural appeasement she had lost her al individuality and self-respect. Poeks to Book Page.

She has realized that she is merely an object of physical entertainment meant for satisfying the lustful desires of her husband only. Have you read these?

There is no space for singing or dancing in her colourless and meaningless life. 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 has lost all her value as a woman in this life of confinement and suffocation. Therefore, literature became a vent for her dae emotions, becoming a choral voice for the Indian womanhood, fervidly calling for equality and harmony between the two sexes – an issue which was rife during her times and sadly enough, despite all the technological and ideological advancements, still continues to be alive, even to this day.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Cowering Beneath your monstrous ego I ate the magic loaf ddas Became a dwarf. The woman, in the poem, then p,ayhouse the reason of kammala the man and the intention behind forming this relationship.

The Old Playhouse – Poem by Kamala Das

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Open Preview See a Problem? Thus, the playhouse reinforces traditional gender roles and maintains hegemony of a man over woman.

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.