Q. Who is the poet of the poem ” My Mother at Sixty-six ” ?
Answer – Mrs Kamala Das
Q. When was the poetess born ?
Answer – In 1934
Q. Name the place where the poetess was born ?
Answer – Malabar, Kerala
Q. Who is ” I ” in the poem ?
Answer – The daughter
Q. Which day is mentioned in the poem ?
Answer – Friday
Q. What is the pen-name of Kamala Das ?
Answer – Madhavikutty
Q. – Who has written the novel ” Alphabet of Lust ” ?
Answer – Kamaladas in 1977
Q. Name her some other works published :-
Answer – Padmavati the Harlot and Other Stories published in 1992.
Q. What is Padmavati the Harlot and Other Stories ?
Answer – Collection of Short Stories
Q. What is theme of the poem ” My Mother at 66 ” ?
Answer – Human Relationships
Q. Who accompanied the poetess ?
Answer – Her mother
Q. To whom/ which thing was the mother compared ?
Answer – Late winter’s moon
Q. What is meaning of the word : sprinting ?
Answer – short fast race, running
Q. What is the meaning of the word : wan ?
Answer – colorless
Q. Who were sprinting out of window ?
Answer – young trees.
Q. What were the merry children doing ?
Answer – spilling out of their homes
Q. What does the word ‘fear’ express in the poem ?
Answer – Permanent separation from the mother
Q. Where are the mother and the poetess going one day ?
Answer – Cochin’s Airport
Q. What is mother doing during their short journey ?
Answer – mother is dozing
Q. What is the meaning of corpse ?
Answer – dead body
Q. Who looks like a corpse ?
Answer – mother