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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(5), pp. 61 63, May, 2014

ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.021


WOMEN BY THE WOMAN – A Study about the great legend Kamala Das


Sofia. C.J


Assistant Professor, SNS College of Engineering, Coimbatore. E-mail: sofiacjose@gmail.com


Accepted 12 May 2014




Kamala Suraiya (also known as Kamala Das or Madhavikutty) had made it clear to readers, critics and family that she did not want to be “categorized” and that’s just the way it was. Das’s poetry flung open its doors to let in topics that women had kept decorously out: the boredom of marriage, the thrills of love, the pains of being a woman, of being a writer, the loneliness of being unloved, the joy of being in love.
“An Introduction” is the first and the most famous poem in the confessional mode. She begins by self assertion but later she remarks various situations, where she was down trodden. The poet, an individual woman then tries to voice a universal womanhood trying to share her experiences, good or bad with all other women. Love and sexuality are a strong component in her search for female identity.

Key words: The poet, Love and sexuality, female identity





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