Nostalgia in the Poems by Kamaladas Essay

3363 Words Jun 28th, 2011 14 Pages
Kamala Surayya
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kamala Suraiyya (formerly known as Kamala Das) | Born | March 31, 1934
Punnayurkulam, Malabar District, Madras Presidency, British India | Died | May 31, 2009 (aged 75)
Pune, Maharashtra, India | Pen name | Madhavikkutty | Occupation | Poet, short story writer | Nationality | Indian | Genres | Poetry, Short story | Notable award(s) | Ezhuthachchan Puraskaram, Vayalar Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Asan World Prize, Asian Poetry Prize, Kent Award | Spouse(s) | Madhava Das |
Kamala Suraiyya (b. Kamala Madhavikutty) (Malayalam കമലാ സുരയ്യ / മാധവിക്കുട്ടി) (31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009) was a major Indian English poet and literateur and at the same time a leading
…show more content…
Later she admitted that much of the autobiography had fictional elements.[5]
Kamala Das wrote on a diverse range of topics, often disparate- from the story of a poor old servant, about the sexual disposition of upper middle class women living near a metropolitan city or in the middle of the ghetto. Some of her better-known stories include Pakshiyude Manam, Neypayasam, Thanuppu, and Chandana Marangal. She wrote a few novels, out of which Neermathalam Pootha Kalam, which was received favourably by the reading public as well as the critics, stands out.
She travelled extensively to read poetry to Germany's University of Duisburg-Essen, University of Bonn and University of Duisburg universities, Adelaide Writer's Festival , Frankfurt Book Fair, University of Kingston, Jamaica, Singapore, and South Bank Festival (London), Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), etc. Her works are available in French, Spanish, Russian, German and Japanese.
She has also held positions as Vice chairperson in Kerala Sahitya Academy, chairperson in Kerala forestry Board, President of the Kerala Children's Film Society, editor of Poet magazine[6] and Poetry editor of Illustrated Weekly of India.
Although occasionally seen as an attention-grabber in her early years[7], she is now seen as one of the most formative influences on Indian English

Related Documents