My Grandmother’s House

 Word Power

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 

29) Feverously = उत्कण्ठा 

30) Marvellously = आश्चर्यजनक रूप से 

About the poet

Name: Kamala Das

Born:  31 March 1934

Death: 31 May 2009

Place : Malabar, Kerala | Pune

Worked as: Writer | Poet

Known as: Modern poet

Notable Books: Yes Allah | Summer in Kolkata | Siren

                           Alphabet of lust | The Descendants

                           The Old  playhouse | Padmavati the Harlot

Award: Sahitya Academi 


1. Pen name Madhavikutty

2. Nalapat Balamani a poet

3. V. M. Nair executive & Journalist in Kolkata

4. Husband Madhava Das executive in bank

5. Known for sexual adventure in her writing

6. Love hardly goes beyond sex and lust

7. Biography published in 1976

8. Shortlisted for Nobel Prize in 1984

9. Blood turned cold like moon

10. Listen frozen air

11. The woman of the house is dead

  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

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