ISSN: (Online) 2321 -4155
ISSN: (Print) 2320 -7000

JOURNAL OF INDIAN RESEARCH (ISSN No. : 2320 -7000)
VOLUME : 1, ISSUE : 4,October-December, 2013
 
A QUEST FOR THE UNKNOWN: KAMALA DAS AS A POET OF BODY AND SEXUAL ASPIRATIONS
Rajni Kant
 
ABSTRACT
Kamala Das (1934-2009) expresses through her poetries the failure in love and the longing for the carnal pleasure, as the apex of love. Living in a closed society, Kamala Das was bold enough to portray the theme of sex and love for her audience inspite of ‘narrow range of experience’. She did not compose for metaphysical or literary quest. All her verses overflew while she was trying to woo a man of her choice. Therefore, her poetries are human, too human and catch our imagination for its quality of honesty and frankness. The present paper is an attempt to focus on the theme of body and sex in the poetry of Kamala Das.
 
KEYWORD
Homosexuality, iconoclast, pubis, Wasteland.
 
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