Kamala: The Story of a Hindu Child-wife
First published a century ago, Kamala is the first novel in English by an Indian woman. It poignantly portrays a high-caste Hindu woman caught in the grips of orthodoxy. Kamala's tragic story as a child-wife, mother and widow will be essential reading for scholars and students of Indian literature and of gender studies.
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asked beat Bhagirathi Bheema Brahman brought cast child dark daughter dreadful Droupadibai Dudhasthal everything eyes face father feel flowers frightened front Ganesh goddess grove Gungi hand happy Harni head heard heart hills Hindu hush Indian innocent jewels Kamala felt Kashi knew Krupabai Satthianadhan laughed little girl live looked Madras Madras Medical College Mahabharata marriage mind mother mother-in-law mountain Muthulakshmi Reddy Narayen Nasik never night novel once orthodox Hindu Pandavas Pandita Ramabai passed pleasure poor Ramabai Ramabai's husband Ramchander Ramchander's Rampur Rohini round Rukhma sacred Saguna Sai's Sanskrit sanyasi seemed seen servant woman shlokas side silent Sivagunga sleep smile soft soul spirit stood story strange Sudras Susie Tharu swarga talk tell temple things thought told took Toru Dutt traditional trees turned visited voice widow wife women wonder words young