As confessional poet, Kamala Das has drawn vivid pictures of their childhood in her poems. Her love poetry is unconventional and shocking to the orthodox conservative community because of her frank and uninhibited treatment of sexual love and the human body.
The obsession with love is one of the prominent features of her poetry. Nayar, New Delhi : Creative Books, She, now, merges herself with the Supreme-Self of Ghanshyam.
On the hand, she searches for her own identity, wishing to be autonomous in decisions.
Each of her poems about her dolls made her cry. Interestingly, the most intimate aspect of life, areas of experience, which one would instinctively keep from public sight, are openly expressed, notpresented as a mere history in poetry.
She has to create a place for herself in a public world, in her home and even in her own bedroom. Only, her inner world has not remained her personal domain, it has acquired profound symbolic significance for all bruised and battered womankind.
She is one of the modernist writers to assert her femininity as a human in Indian literature; she has been something of a cult figure in her home state ND a source of great inspiration and emulsion for women with literary aspiration. She strives to establish her identity as a woman through her poems, and she, in fact, tried also to impact an identity to Indian women as a neglected class of Indian society.
A broken marriage was as distasteful, as horrifying as an attack of leprosy. Singh, New Delhi : Creative Books, ,