State funeral for writer Kamala Suraiya THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Noted writer Kamala Suraiya who died in Pune on Sunday will be interred at the Palayam Juma Masjid here with State honours at 8 a.m. on June 2. The prayers will be led by Palayam Imam Moulavi Jamaluddeen Mankada. She ... An iconoclast who courted controversies She was one of the first poets from Kerala writing in English to be recognised internationally 'She dared to express what she felt strongly' Times of India - PUNE: Stalwarts of English and Malyalam literature on Sunday said that Kamla Surayya's (Kamla Das) contribution to literature was immense and duly ... 'She came to my annaprashan' Calcutta Telegraph - Kamala Das was a wonderful woman, very warm and sweet. Her mother Balamani Amma and my mother Radharani Debi were very good friends. ... Her words spoke Express Buzz - KOCHI: Kamala Das could write with depth the story of a poor old servant in Punnayurkulam or the sexual disposition of upper middle class women living near ... A loss to literature Express Buzz - Kamala Das was one of the leading bi-lingual writers who made strides in both English and her mother tongue Malayalam. The daughter of VM Nair, ... Remembering Kamala's humility Express Buzz - ... immense pains to answer queries and clear doubts during the translation which was published as 'Kamala Das Ki Shreshth Kahaniyan' by Jawahar Pustakalay. ... The dove departs Express Buzz - ... the rains and the blades of lightning that branched into extempore dimensions across wet skies much like Kamala Das lived her life. ... Insights into sexual bliss: Author tried to break free from shackles Times of India - THIRUVANANANTHAPURAM: It may be the end of the journey for Madhavikutty aka Kamala Das and, finally, Kamala Surayya, but the questions that her vast body of ... Woman who wrote of passion and created a stir Calcutta Telegraph - Kamala Suraiya, also known as Kamala Das and whose poems of love and longing opened a bold new chapter in women's writing in India, was a path-breaker.
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News Analysis ‘Identity politics’ back to forefront By Peter Baker Following the selection of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, Washington has once again polarised along familiar lines.