# My Grand Mother House :- Chapter 10 (Poetry Section)


My Grandmother House – Kamala Das       Book you have to read in class 12th English is Rainbow Part II   

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About Author – Kamala Das

My Grandmother House is written by Kamala Das (Kamala Suraiya) . He was born in 31 March, 1934 in Punnayurkulam, Kerala and died in 31 May, 2009 in Pune. She was an Indian Poet, novelist and short story writer. She was awarded Sahitya Akademy Award in 1985 and short listed for The Noble Prize for literature in 1984. His important works are Summer in Kolkata, Sirens, The Descendents etc.

Lyrics of My Grandmother House

There is a house now far away where once

I received love……. That woman died,

The house withdrew into silence, snakes moved

Among books, I was then too young

To read, and my blood turned cold like the moon

How often I think of going

There, to peer through blind eyes of windows or

Just listen to the frozen air,

Or in wild despair, pick an armful of

Darkness to bring it here to lie

Behind my bedroom door like a brooding

Dog…you cannot believe, darling,

Can you, that I lived in such a house and

Was proud, and loved…. I who have lost

My way and beg now at strangers’ doors to

Receive love, at least in small change?

Word Power of My Grandmother House

1) Peer= झाकना 
2) Wild= जंगली 
3) Brooding= सोच / चिंता 
4) Despair= निराशा 
5) Received=प्राप्प्त किया 
6) Silence= चुप्पी 
7) Young=जवान 
8) Frozen air=जमा हुआ हवा 
9) Armful= बाँह -भर 
10) Darkness= अंधेरा 
11) Adventure= साहसिक 
12) Believing= विश्वास 
13) Darling= प्रिय 
14) Proud= गर्व 
15) Lust= वासना / हवस 
16) Sexual= यौन 
17) Stir= हलचल 
18) Feverously= विहल 
19) Rhythm= लय  / ताल 
20) Marvelously= अनोखे से 
21) Vigour= साहस / जोश 
22) Nausea= उबकई  / मितली 
23) Primarily= मुख्य रूप से 
24) Verse= कविता 
25) Passion= जूनून / जोश 
26) Greed= लालच 
27) Hunger= भूख 
28) Beg= माँगना 

Summary of My Grandmother House

The poem “My grandmother’s house” is written by Kamala Das. In this chapter Kamala Das has described about her childhood. When Kamala Das was small she used to live with her grandmother at her home. Her grandmother used to love her very much. When she was there everything around the home was very beautiful both Kamala Das and her grandmother used to live happily.                            

One day her grandmother died and she started living at different place. But whenever she gets time she comes at her grandmother’s house and feel the same love as she used to get but at same time she is also very sad to see the condition of home. It is damage from all the sides.

MCQs of My Grandmother House

1) My grandmother’s house is written by______
A. Kamala Das
B. T.S. Eliot
C. K.N. Daruwala
D. Rupert Brooke
2) Kamala Das was born in________
A. 1975
B. 1934
C. 1975
D. 1020
3) Kamala Das died in___________
A. 2018
B. 2009
C. 2018
D. 2017
4) Kamala Das has earned a respectable place in
A. Malayalam / English
B. Hindi / English
C. Telgu / Marathi
D. French / English
5) Kamala Das’s autobiography was published in __ in english.
A. 1934
B. 2017
C. 2006
D. 1976
6) Kamala Das was short listed for the____for literature
A. Nobel Prize
B. Pulitzer Prize
C. Order of Merit Prize
D. Sahitya Academy Prize
7) Kamala Das lived with her______
A. Grand-Father
B. Grand-Mother
C. Uncle
D. Aunt
8) There is a __________now far away
A. Bunglaw
B. Hut
C. House
D. Palace
9) Grand Mother’s house withdrew into______
A. Lonilyness
B. Silence
C. Noise
D. Peace
10) ________moved among the books.
A. Snakes
B. Insects
C. Rats
D. Spiders
11) The poetess blood turned cold like the______
A. Moon
B. Cloud
C. Sun
D. Ice
12) She is known for_____adventure in her writing.
A. Sexual
B. Spiritual
C. Thriller
D. Hot
13) The speaker beg at_____to receive love
A. Stranger’ door
B. Neighbour’s door
C. Brother’s door
D. Grand-Mother’s door
14) According to the speaker love hardly goes
A. Sex | Lust
B. Sex | Love
C. Love | Happiness
D. Sex | Marriage
15) Kamala Das lived with her grand-mother’s house in her____
A. Childhood
B. Adulthood
C. Young age
D. Old age
16) The poetess died in__________
A. Pune
B. Goa
C. Banglore
D. Gujarat
17) Kamala Das adapted____religion
A. Muslim
B. Christian
C. Hindu
D. Parsi
18) The speaker wished to peep through the_____
A. Window
B. Door
C. House
D. Hole
19) The speaker of ‚My grandmother’s House‛
received________at grand-mother’s house.
A. Love
B. Happiness
C. Hateness
D. Letter
20) The woman of the house is_____
A. Dead
B. Alive
C. Crazy
D. Mad
21) Kamala Das embraced Islam religion at age of ___
A. 65
B. 84
C. 75
D. 50
22) Kamala Das has changed her name as Kamala Das to____
A. Kamala Nair
B. Kamala Suraiya
C. Amar Sir

23) Whose death the speaker says
A. Her Husband
B. Her Grandmother
C. Her brother
D. Her father

24) Which figure of speech has been used in ‘My Grandmother House’?
A. Metaphor
B. Epic Smile
C. Simile
D. Personification

25) My Grandmother House is ___
A. a sonnet
B. an ode
C. a lyric 
D. a ballad

26) “My Grandmother’s House” published in __
A. Summer in Calcutta
B. Descendants
C. The Old Playhouse & Other Poems
D. None of these

27) She noticed a _____behind the door of the bedroom.
A. Ox
B. Dog
C. Cat
D. Cow

28) My Grandmother’s House” is an ____ poem by Kamala Das.
A. Biographical 
B. Auto- biographical 
C. Bibliographical
D. None of these

29) The house went into silence due to the death of the ____
A. Woman
B. Man
C. Girl
D. Boy

30) Kamala Das is talking about her _____who is dead now.
A. Father 
B. Mother 
C.  Grandmother 
D.  Grandfather

Question Answer of My Grandmother House

1) Who is “I” in the second line of the poem?
“I” is the speaker “Kamala Das” in the second line of the poem.

2) Where did the speaker once receive love?
The Speaker once received the love in a house where she lived with her Grandmother in the past.

3) Why did the house go into silence?
The house went into silence because the woman who used to live there was dead.

4) Why was the speaker unable to read the book?
The speaker unable to read the books because at that time she was too young to read.

5) Why did the speaker often wish to go to that house ?
The Speaker often wished to go to that house because in that house she felt her grandmother’s memory. Her grandmother lived there and died in the house. She also loved with her grandmother in her childhood days.

6) Why was the speaker proud of living in that house ?
The Speaker was proud of living in that house because in that house she received love for a long time. For love, she moved, but she got it in her old house.

7) Why does the speaker say that she has lost her way?
The speaker said that she had lost her way to receive love at that time at stranger’s door, at least at that time at stranger’s door, at least in small change.

8) Is the speaker satisfied with her present life? If not, Why?
No, The speaker is not satisfied with her present life because at present she lost her grandmother and the house where she received love.

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