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Thus the methodology of remembering the past is weighed down by a political and cultural load in Ente Katha, while in My Story the process is easier. The English version of the autobiography has afforded Kamala Das the neutrality, whereas the Malayalam version carries Translating Her Story: A Woman in Quest of a Language the weight of markers of native codes like religion, ethnicity and gender.
The values and norms of English have been used to nullify traditional hierarchies of caste, class and gender. Thus in My Story the cultural power base of Ente Katha is mitigated to a certain extent. In conjunction with the argument that language and social models greatly influence the narrativisation of the self, this paper seeks to illustrate how linguistic and semantic processes, linked to social models affect the construction of gender identity in such a way that the same identity might be projected differently while narrating the same life story in two different languages.
Pillai stress on the social self, produce reference to socio-symbolic discourse and the social imaginary through which a culture by means of language, maps and deciphers the world, a dimension also present in autobiography, but heavily marked in the life-stories. Though Kamala Das arranges all the important rites of passage charting the course of the evolution of the self and narrates all the events according to a chronological and causal scheme in My Story, Ente Katha displays certain reluctance to the usual patterns of constructing the life story.
It is more complex in its narration. The linear, confessional mode of narrative in My Story links it to a modernist form of writing while Ente Katha displays postmodern preoccupations in its part non-linear narrative relying on what appears to be a more disjointed memory. At the moment of sexual intercourse with him I wished he would gather me in his arms after the act.
Had he caressed my face or touched my belly I would not have felt to that degree the intense rejection I felt after each sexual union.
When a woman relinquishes the first man in her life in order to walk up to the bed of another, it is not a contemptuous or immoral act; it is an act of pathos. She is one who is humiliated, wounded. The one page Translating Her Story: A Woman in Quest of a Language preface to My Story is stretched to nearly six pages in Ente Katha, a rather strenuous exercise considering the fact that the Malayalam version as a whole is much shorter than the English one.
Madhavikutty in the preface to Ente Katha takes great pains to place her narrative identity inside the world of textual conventions and yet outside it.
More of a testimony than a confession, Madhavikutty here seems to address a culture whose expectations of conformity to an ideal of the feminine she cannot cater to. I have written several books in my lifetime but none of them provided the pleasure the writing of My Story has given me.
I have nothing more to say. The DC Books edition published from Kerala in omits this preface. Its breast hit the turning blades of the fan and the bird was thrown down. Hitting the windowpane, it clung to the glass for a few seconds. The blood from its breast stained the glass. Today let my blood ooze down to these pages let me write in that blood.
Let me write without the burden of a future, as only one can write, making each word a compromise. I would love to call this poetry… I always wished I had the strength to write this. The last sentence seems to emphasize that society needs to change in order to accept her writing.
She turns the tables on societal norms and yet the pressures of conformity catch up with her as is evident in her many denials later on to the veracity of Ente Katha.
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Pillai self is seen to situate and organize society and culture. Yet there is a progress towards a self that attains boldness in negotiating its relationship with the external world.
What is achieved in the end is a new sense of identity, a woman who discovers her sexuality and who learns to revel in her multiple selves. But even here there is a difference in the two texts.
Wariness towards the audit culture is omnipresent in Ente Katha. A mere look at the chapter headings will illustrate this point. Again, strikingly, all these headers are changed in the DC edition of My Story. Even the year and place of publication assume important dimensions. A female identity constituted by an intense awareness of sexuality is seen to be narrated, however subversively, with an acute awareness of the policing medium of culture which a language represents.
Thus the Translating Her Story: A Woman in Quest of a Language expectations of conformity to a feminine cultural ideal is more on Madhavikutty than on Kamala Das, and hence disguises and ambiguities at the structural and narrational level of the text is more in Ente Katha than My Story. This leads to a situation where what is written has not been translated and what is translated has not been written.
For example the first meeting with her would be husband, his sexual advances, their engagement, the subsequent visit to Calcutta, his crude attempts at sexual games, are all described in a simple, chronological straight forward manner in My Story. But in Ente Katha these incidents are compressed into two pages with philosophic ruminations and forward jumps in time. In all parts of the narrative where gender roles are crucial Ente Katha displays a marked transferential tension at play, which is not so evident in My Story.
For example in the description of the rape where the old maid servant plays accomplice to the rapist, the whole incident is left ambiguous in Ente Katha, leaving the reader doubting the veracity of the incident.
In My Story however, the narration leaves no doubt about the reality of the incident.
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Born in rural Kerala, brought up and schooled in Calcutta, married to a bank officer in Mumbai, spending a life divided among the cosmopolitan cities of Calcutta, Mumbai and Delhi, Kamala Das alias Madhavikutty projects a translated self living in translated worlds.
Pillai language of patriarchy. Probably it is this translatedness of being that helped Kamala Das to challenge the authoritive codes of languages and cultures.
Translation here could be a metaphor for any activity in language that destabilises cultural identities and received notions of selfhood, questioning in the process the notion of finality in translation.
She thus uses translation as a tool to deflect the power of language, not only to reflect but also to construct reality. Culture here becomes a category more of enunciation than representation. The originary is always open to translation so that it can never be said to have a totalized prior moment of being or meaning an essence. The neurosis of nostalgia that one finds in her autobiography is yet not the complete truth.
For she is never really at home in Nalappat, often having to escape to Mumbai and then back to her ancestral home again.
For an identity, carrying this trauma of dislocation, divided between the other tongue of English and the mother tongue of Malayalam, translation is an activity that best describes her being. But the problem is whether this desired subjectivity is different for a writer while writings in two different languages.
The literary tradition of the autobiographical genre in Malayalam has been dominated solely by men, especially men like V. She spent her childhood between Calcutta , where her father was employed as a senior officer in the Walford Transport Company that sold Bentley and Rolls Royce automobiles, and the Nalapat ancestral home in Punnayurkulam.
Like her mother, Balamani Amma, Kamala Das also excelled in writing. Her love of poetry began at an early age through the influence of her great uncle, Nalapat Narayana Menon , a prominent writer. At the age of 15, she got married to bank officer Madhav Das, who encouraged her writing interests, and she started writing and publishing both in English and in Malayalam. Calcutta in the s was a tumultuous time for the arts, and Kamala Das was one of the many voices that came up and started appearing in cult anthologies along with a generation of Indian English poets.
Das was also a syndicated columnist. She once claimed that "poetry does not sell in this country [India]," but her forthright columns, which sounded off on everything from women's issues and child care to politics, were popular. Das' first book of poetry, Summer in Calcutta was a breath of fresh air in Indian English poetry. She wrote chiefly of love, its betrayal, and the consequent anguish.
Das abandoned the certainties offered by an archaic, and somewhat sterile, aestheticism for an independence of mind and body at a time when Indian poets were still governed by "19th-century diction, sentiment and romanticised love. Later she admitted that much of the autobiography had fictional elements. True, maybe. I, will, firstly, strip myself of clothes and ornaments.The poetry in My Story that is integrated into the text of Ente Katha makes it at times a non- rational discourse of the self which threatens the order of the symbolic language.
Culture here becomes a category more of enunciation than representation.
By Devika Jayakumari. Kamala Das later famously denied Ente Katha to be a true story stating that parts of it were fictitious.
The neurosis of nostalgia that one finds in her autobiography is yet not the complete truth. On Translating My Story. Kamala Surayya was a confessional poet whose poems have often been considered at par with those of Anne Sexton and Robert Lowell.
For a woman the weight of patriarchal ideology is more intense and excruciating in her own native language than in English. Click here to sign up.