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Kamala Surayya
Fri, 2018-Feb-02 03:05 UTC
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Welcome to popular Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of a popular Wikipedia page every day.

With 419,889 views on Thursday, 1 February 2018 our article of the day is Kamala Surayya.

Kamala Surayya (born Kamala; 31 March 1934– 31 May 2009), popularly known by her (one-time) name Madhavikutty and Kamala Das, was an Indian English poetess as well as a leading Malayalam author from Kerala, India. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the poems and explicit autobiography. She was also a widely read columnist and wrote on diverse topics including women's issues, child care, politics among others.

Her open and honest treatment of female sexuality, free from any sense of guilt, infused her writing with power and she got hope after freedom, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation. On 31 May 2009, aged 75, she died at a hospital in Pune.

On 1st February 2018, Google Doodle by artist Manjit Thapp celebrates the work Kamala Surayya left behind, which provides a window into the world of an engrossing woman..

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 03:05 UTC on Friday, 2 February 2018.

For the full current version of the article, go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Surayya.

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