Kamala Das

Kamala Das

Kamala Das, born Kamala Surayya, was an Indian poet and novelist. She went by the pen name Madhavikutty. She wrote openly about politics, equal rights for women, and sexuality. She was an important figure in the Indian feminist movement and won numerous awards, like the Asian Poetry Prize and the PEN Asian Poetry Prize.

An Introduction

You hear it all the time now, “Down with the patriarchy!” But, what does it really mean and who does it apply to? Well, in Kamala Das’ poem, you may be able to find some answers.

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