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Kamala Surayya (1934-2009), popularly known as Madhavikutty and Kamala Das, is the greatest woman poet in contemporary Indo-Anglian literature. Her writings include: My Story (1973), Summer in Calcutta (1965), The Descendants (1967), The Old Playhouse and Other Poems (1973), The Anamalai Poems (1985), The Best of Kamala Das (1991) and Only Soul Knows How To Sing (1996). Kamala Das’s poetry is well supplied with feministic ethos. My aim in this paper is not only to show how her life address a range of issues like love, lovemaking, loneliness of women, and their physical, psychological, and sexual exploitation, but also to explain how it cannot be merely coincidental that there is almost total similarity between Das’s concerns and those of other feminists during the second wave of feminism from mid-1960s to 1980s.This paper is based on Kamala Das’s autobiographical film Aami which is in Malayalam language, directed by Kamal in 2018, stars Manju Warrior as Kamala Das. Aami portrays her childhood, family life, a devotee of Lord Krishna and conversion to Islam.

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