Who is Kamala Das

Kamala Surayya (born Kamala; 31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009), popularly known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty and married name Kamala Das, was an Indian poet in English as well as an author in Malayalam from Kerala, India. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography. She was also a widely read columnist and wrote on diverse topics including women's issues, child care, politics, etc. Her liberal treatment of female sexuality, marked her as an iconoclast in popular culture of her generation. On 31 May 2009, aged 75, she died at Jehangir Hospital in Pune.

Early life & Childhood

Kamala Das was born in Punnayurkula...
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Kamala Das Poems

  • My Grandmother's 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...
  • An Introduction
    I don't know politics but I know the names
    Of those in power, and can repeat them like
    Days of week, or names of months, beginning with Nehru.
    I amIndian, very brown, born inMalabar,...
  • Annette
    Annette,
    At the dresser.
    Pale fingers over mirror-fields
    Reaping...
  • Punishment In Kindergarten
    Today the world is a little more my own.
    No need to remember the pain
    A blue-frocked woman caused, throwing
    Words at me like pots and pans, to drain...
  • Winter
    It smelt of new rains and of tender
    Shoots of plants- and its warmth was the warmth
    Of earth groping for roots... even my
    Soul, I thought, must send its roots somewhere...
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Top 10 most used topics by Kamala Das

I Love You 15 Love 15 Body 7 Mind 7 Woman 7 Summer 7 Hair 7 Sun 6 Lonely 5 Soul 5


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Comments about Kamala Das

Waielashry: “we have spent our youth in gentle sinning exchanging some insubstantial love and often thought we were hurt, but no pain in us could remain, no bruise could scar or even slightly mar our cold loveliness." --- kamala das: the descendants
Cathype63220996: biden is leading us into wwiii. he threatened ukraine over hunter. we watch antifa daily threaten our streets. we watched 7 months of cities burning, people killed & promises by kamala, it wouldn’t stop. we see citizens brutalized because of das like bragg. reiner’s deaf & blind.
Cathype63220996: biden is leading us into wwiii. he threatened ukraine over hunter. we watch antifa daily threaten our streets. we watched 7 months of cities burning, people killed & promises by kamala, it wouldn’t stop. we see citizens brutalized because of das like bragg. reiner’s deaf & blind.
Stillgray: in case you missed it, kamala harris wrote a letter to dylan mulvaney with congratulations for being a woman. never in history has anyone ever been congratulated for such an accomplishment. bravo!
Anjorikpp: samadani was allegedly instrumental in the fraudulent conversion of eminent malayalam writer kamala das. (kamala das was trapped in love jihad on the promise of marriage and after conversion, she was dumped.) out of the 14 patrons, five are muslims.
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Chouadhry Ahmad Arslan : Kamla das' funeral was according to Hinduism or Muslim?
Please inform about it
nishita : she is really a good poet at that time and her poems was also so meaningful positivity

POUSHALI DAS: kamala was born in punnayurkulam' malabar district kerala, india(present-day thrissur districtr,
Tanish: Major work for kamala das
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Swaranjali parida: Can you show me some eduation of kamal das

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