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Kamala Das and Autobiography

Kamala Das’ autobiography Ente Katha and its translation explicates that all writings are constructed and all identities staged in language. By positing the self as a fictional construct Kamala Das poses the problem of identity, a problem linked to language of writing oneself into language. By celebrating the fictionality of her autobiography Das reiterates modern theories on the genre of autobiography and explicates that the self is a fictional construct within the text. The paper is presented by Dr. Meena T. Pillai.