'Widely read widely discussed and widely celebrated' -- The New York Times
'I cannot think of any other Indian autobiography that so honestly captures a woman's inner life in all its sad solitude its desperate longing for real love and its desire for transcendence its tumult of colours and its turbulent poetry' -- K. Satchidanandan
'A rebel who defied categorization' -- The Times
When it was first published in 1973 Kamala Das's sensational autobiography shocked readers with its total disregard for convention and its fearless articulation of subjects still considered tabloo. Narrating the author's intensely personal experiences in her passage to womanhood and shedding light on the hypocrisies that informed traditional society My Story was far ahead of its time and is today considered a masterpiece.