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Celebration of Hybridity in Kamala Das’s Poetry

Dr. Josepheni Joseph

Associate professor

Dept. of English

St.Mary’s College, TCR.

 

 

 

Kamala Das is a well known Indian bilingual writer who is one of the pioneering Indian writers to have established a true Indian English identity in the realm of English literature. Critics have acknowledged her as one of the greatest Indian English poets who excelled in the confessional mode of writing. Bruce King is one of the earliest critics to have recognized the creative talent of Kamala Das. In his book, Modern Indian Poetry in English he has asserted that she “is a natural poet with an excellent feeling for sound, rhythm, phrasing, image, symbol, word play and drama” (147).  She has shocked and surprised her readers through her truthful and blunt exposure of the hypocrisy prevalent in patriarchal Indian society. In Writing the Female: A Study of Kamal Das, N. Prasantha Kumar observes that “Kamala Das resents traditional sex roles assigned to women by the patriarchy and refuses to find total fulfillment in submissive domesticity” (29).  Though she has been the centre of controversies many a time, critics have all unanimously acknowledged her greatness as a pioneering Indian poet. K. R. Sreenivasa  Iyengar , the pioneering historian of Indian Writing in English,as early as in 1984, observed that she is one of the most “aggressively individualistic of the new poets” (Indian Writing in English 677). But very few attempts were made to understand the cause for the contradictions apparent in her poetry. This study attempts to establish that depth and power of her poetry is the product of her unabashed acceptance and expression of her hybrid identity.

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