Kamala Das
Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala
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An Introduction

Rating: 3.2

I don't know politics but I know the names
Of those in power, and can repeat them like
Days of week, or names of months, beginning with Nehru.
I amIndian, very brown, born inMalabar,
I speak three languages, write in
Two, dream in one.
Don't write in English, they said, English is
Not your mother-tongue. Why not leave
Me alone, critics, friends, visiting cousins,
Every one of you? Why not let me speak in

Any language I like? The language I speak,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Soumita Sarkar 12 June 2013

Wonderful...........beautiful..........you are a woman, all woman...all mind and all soul.Hats off to your voice of revolt.

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Chinedu Dike 12 October 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful creation written with conviction. Thanks for sharing.

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KSS 07 May 2021

Feminism at its best, she sounds like an annoyed cry baby

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Pramod 24 February 2020

the greatest Indian Poet

9 3 Reply
Ishika 09 February 2019

I agree with her

6 2 Reply
Sahi 19 September 2021

Her feelings are so true.... Great poet in one word

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test 12 September 2021

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RIZU 11 August 2021

It's a really good poem

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Aparna Das 12 July 2021

Lots of Respect ma'am ??

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Someone 01 July 2021

Really a very nice poei

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