Kamala Das :
According to me all these ladies in the mythological tales, like Sita, Shakuntala and Sheelavati were virtuous, slightly masochistic and uncomplaining. I heard these tales from my grandmother. No wonder then that I made up my mind to differ from them in my dealing with the opposite sex.
Love is an exhausting game. The stalker unwittingly kills the prey. Each of us have killed the prey although the poor creature still walks the street as a zombie. Survivors of great, turbulent love affairs become rinds, ghosts of moons appearing like pale discs in the sky, after the sun has risen over the treetops.