Critical Analysis Of Kamala Das

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Feminine Longings: A Comparative study of Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain and Kamala Das
Feminine longings can be considered as a recurrent theme in the writings of Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain and Kamala Das. The critical analysis of both these writers may remain incomplete without mentioning the feminine longings within their text. Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain and Kamala Das were two distinguished authors. They were representing two generations almost a century apart. Rokheya Sakhawat Hossain was born in 1880 where as Kamala Das was born in 1934.Rokheya belongs to the northern part of India, precisely colonized Bengal. Kamala Das hails from the South, precisely from the Southern Malabar in Kerala. The place Calcutta has much significance in the writing
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Some smoke two or three choroots during the office time. They talk much about theirwork, but do little. Suppose one choroot takes half an hour to burn off, and a man smokes twelve cheroot daily; then you see, he wastes six hours every day in sheer smoking.” The close affinity of males towards war and the enthusiasm on increasing the military power also criticized by Rokheya. Virtue herself rules in Lady land under the leadership of the queen. Sultana’s Dream was not just a tool to curing the gender oriented frustrations in the mind of the author. It has broad…show more content…
As her autobiography tells us , kamala Das whose maiden name was Madhavikkutty first attended a European school in Calcutta, then the Elementary school at Punnayurkulam, her birth place, and then a boarding school run by the roman catholic nuns. At the age of 15 Kamala Das was married to Mr.Das, an official in the Reserve Bank of India, Bombay , where her life became miserable in the company of her nonchalant, lustful husband. Kamala Das writes in both Malayalm and English, and has published eleven books in her mother tongue and three books of poems in English. Her poetical collections in English are: Summer in Calcutta (1965), The Descendants (1967), and The Old Playhouse and Other Poems (1973). She has collaborated with Pritish Nandy in Tonight. This Savage Rite(1979), a collection of their love poems. Her utobiography , My Story ,which was first serialized in The Current Weekly of Bombay from January to December, 1974, has come out as an independent work.(1976). She has also published a novel in English under the title, Alphabet of Lust(1976).Besides her poetical and prose works , Kamala Das has written extensively for various popular magazines and
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