By Kamala Das
It's the moment global warfare And Kamala And Her Brother Are faraway from Their mom and dad domestic In Calcutta To The more secure Environs in their Village In Northern Kerala. without delay an intruder And an essential component Of Her Ancestral domestic, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies of sophistication, Caste And Language. yet Surrounded through humans Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The Servant Sankaran Who provides to educate Her The Crow-Language, And Valli Who Tells Her tales Of Yakshis Whose Breasts Are As vast As Jackfruits, Kamala quickly Discovers the thrill Of becoming Up because the Centre Of every body S Universe. As Calcutta Fades From Her brain Like An outdated Dream, whereas The Thudding Of The Drums on the Para competition, The Roar Of The Velichappadu As He turns into Possessed And The Songs Of The Parayankaali Dancers turn into Absolute Realities Of lifestyles.
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