Kamala Das | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Fritz Blackwell

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of Kamala Das.
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Critical Essay by Fritz Blackwell

SOURCE: Blackwell, Fritz. “Krishna Motifs in the Poetry of Sarojini Naidu and Kamala Das.” Journal of South Asian Literature 13, nos. 1-4 (1977-1978): 9-14.

In the following essay, Blackwell contrasts the use of the Krishna motif in four poems by the Indian poets Kamala Das and Sarojini Naidu.

Traditional imagery in modern poetry in English

Let us consider four poems, two each by two Indian poets writing in English. The older of the two is Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949), who is the author of three volumes of poetry: The Golden Threshold (1905), The Bird of Time (1912) and The Broken Wing (1915-1916). This first poem is taken from the second volume:

“song of Radha the Milkmaid”

I carried my curds to the Mathura fair … How softly the heifers were lowing … I wanted to cry, “Who...

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