Kamala Surayya

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Birthday
31, 1934
Birthplace
India
Death Date
May 31, 2009 (75)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1934
Birthplace
India
Death Date
May 31, 2009 (75)

About

Twentieth-century Indian poet and author who received the Vayalar Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the Asian Poetry Prize. Her numerous literary works include The Sirens (poems), My Story (memoir), Alphabet of Lust (novel), and Chekkerunna Pakshikal (short stories).

Before Fame

She began publishing poetry and short fiction when she was in her teens. Early in her career, she also worked as a newspaper columnist.

Trivia

She published work under several pen names, including "Madhavikutty" and "Kamala Das."

Family Life

She and her husband, K. Madhava Das, had three children: Madhav, Chinnen, and Jayasurya.

Associated With

She has been likened to American confessional poet Sylvia Plath.

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