Kamala Das

(31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009 / Punnayurkulam, Thrissur District in Kerala)

Summer In Calcutta - Poem by Kamala Das

What is this drink but
The April sun, squeezed
Like an orange in
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Comments about Summer In Calcutta by Kamala Das

  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (4/25/2018 1:01:00 AM)


    Summer makes you feel hot. (Report) Reply

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  • Bijay Kant Dubey (5/10/2014 11:33:00 PM)


    Summer in Calcutta is not the summer of Calcutta, but the summer feeling of Kamala, who is just after sensuality, madly after love, man-woman relationship. Her summer is one of the bodily summer in which the protagonists act emotionally and abnormally, going after the sun. The gulmohars blooming in summer do not have anything to tempt and charm Kamala, but he summer of the body, the twitches and intrigues of it during the noontime siesta. Sweating and kissing and relishing upon is the thing of deliberation. There is something of The Sun Rising of John Donne in in it. Kamala is but the Lady Chatterley of D.H.Lawrence. To put it ironically, the April sun is like an orange and Kamala after squeezing it taking a glass of orange juice. She is a sexist and her poetry an exercise in sexual enterprise; the dreams of sex and love are bound to give pleasure anybody else who goes through it. Kamala has fallen into a bad company of lovers, readers and critics. (Report) Reply

  • Soumita Sarkar (6/12/2013 12:36:00 AM)


    great lines..................... (Report) Reply








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