Why is Kamala Das relevant as a modern Indian poet? How do her poems express her struggles and conflicts? What is her deepest anxiety which led to her controversial conversion to Islam? Her poem “Introduction” is a starting point to understand how Kamala Das negotiated with patriarchy, identity and poetic creativity.
This Video takes you through every line of this poem, analysing the meanings of the multiple layers and symbols to help you have a better understanding of the poem as well as the poet in terms of issues relevant to how sexuality and gender is represented by social codes.