Who is Kamala DasKamala 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 English poet as well as a leading Malayalam author 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 among others. She was born in a Hindu Nair (Nalapat) family having royal ancestry. She converted to conservative Islam on December 11, 1999, at the age of 65 and assumed the name Kamala Surayya.
Her open and honest treatment of female sexuali...
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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,...
At the dresser.
Pale fingers over mirror-fields
- 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...
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...
Top 10 most used topics by Kamala DasI 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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