Love, Sex and Self in the Poetry of Kamala Das

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Dr. Mirza Sibtain Beg


Kamala Das is one of the most outstanding poets emerging out of the quintessential quartet of pioneers of Indian English poetry post-Independence. Bold, brisk, blazing, and lurid portrayal of love, sex and self by her shook the very foundation of stereotyped male-dominated literary world. She is pre-dominantly a poet of love and sex. She considers love’s last form as divine and it coalesces the lovers inseparably united. Sex is the biological urge and a cogent conduit to express love towards the beloved. Love is a bliss: its manifestation mustn’t be repressed, but celebrated. She emphasises the physical consummation of love in all its hues inalterably. Her poetry is the sombre spectacle of myriad human emotions like love, sex, intricate human emotions, and universalization of the personal self.


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Dr. Mirza Sibtain Beg. “Love, Sex and Self in the Poetry of Kamala Das”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 2, no. 3, Aug. 2017, pp. 514-21,
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