Kamala Das is one of the most significant poetic voices in Indo – Anglican literature. She has distinguished herself as the writer of bold, frank and unorthodox poetry. She comes from a very conservative and orthodox family. She was married at the early age of fifteen and her marriage was a complete failure. Her bitter experiences color all her writings. Das’s poetry is the poetry of frustration and disillusionment in love. Das is the spokesperson of Indian feminine sensibility. Her poetry is the poetry of protest against male dominated society. She revolts against the social rules made by men and becomes the flagbearer for the Indian women. Das’s poetry is a reverberation of the desire for liberty from the familial obligations. Her words in the poetry enact her quest, an exploration into herself and seeking of her identity. Her poems are situated neither in the act of sex nor in the feeling of love, they are Instead involved with the self and it is varied often conflicting emotions saying from the desire for security and intimacy to the assertion of ego, self dramatization and feeling of scheme and depression.
Key – Words: Indo – Anglican, Orthodox, Feminine Sensibility, Quest.