a widow's lament by kamala das

Kamala Das’ life has been written, talked and gossiped about, there’s nothing left to be said but still turns to be the favourite for the critics. Kamala Das`s poetic sensibility can be reveal in her all type poems it may be positive or negative poems and in personal poems about her grandmother and childhood experience .In this context K.R. women poets writing in English, Kamala Das is the first one who dared to speak out for those women who refuse to be tethered to the orthodoxy of tradition. Kamala Das died in Pune, on 31st May 2009, at the age of 75. It reveals the pathos of the female speaker who is deprived of her individuality and freedom by her lustful husband and dehumanized her beyond limits. Kamala Das – a stranger to herself• An Introduction• Poet emerges as a poet struggling to express her genuine sensibility in ‘man-made’ language.• The words as signifier do not signify the signified.• ... (A Widow’s Lament) 16. Kamala Das belonged to a family considered the literary royalty of Kerala. This is an expression of her life which has become mechanical and emotionally There was a girl inside her, a wife, a mother and a lover who always longed for love. Das has a sensibility that is fiercely feminine and she is able to articulate wounded experiences undergone in this insensitive male-dominated world. She is a Feminist blazing a new trial of emancipation for the Indian women. Kamala Das was born on 31st March 1934. Kamala Das looked at her aged mother. A part of her childhood was spent in her ancestral home in Malabar, Kerala and the other part in Calcutta where her father was posted for work. Kamala Das has created a permanent place for herself in the contemporary Indian English poetry. She was troubled to see her colourless, lifeless and pale face. But, she contained herself and scattered smiles on her face. In A Widow’s Lament she sings: This has always been Someone else’s world not mine My man my sons forming the axis While I, wife and mother Climbed the glass panes of their eyes (125) The present paper appreciates Kamala Das’s rebellious attitude in her poetry with reference to the socio-literary background of Indian woman-hood. She is one of the most popular poets of India who has gained space even in the West. In the poem, Nani was a maid working in the house of the poet when the latter was young. Like Jane Austen, Kamala Das moves within her limited range with grace and skill. K R S Iyengar (677) puts Kamala Das under the title of ‘New’ poets in his comprehensive and masterly survey of the whole body of writing in the English language by Indian writers. Kamala Das’s painful marital life, the “eunuchs” represent “sterility” to express the poet’s sterile loveless life. The poem, ‘The Stone Age’, by Kamala Das has been taken from the collection of poems called The Old Playhouse and Other Poems (1973).The poem shows the relevance of an extra-marital relationship in a ruined marital life. Her life story is currently being paid homage to in two rival biopics that will showcase different aspects of her life – one by Tamil filmmaker Leena Manimekalai and the other by Malayalam director Kamal which will star Manju Warrier as Kamala Das. Nani, the housemaid symbolises poor marginalised and victimised woman in the feudal world. During her childhood for her ammammas attention Kamala Das obeyed what all things that old village lady told her. Her childhood ache possessed her again. The fifth edition of the book entitled Indian Writing in English was published in 1985. In this way, she put away the thought of her mother’s old age. 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