February 1 2018: Google honours Indian writer Kamala Das with a doodle by artist Manjit Thapp today.
Kamala Surayya (31 March 1934– 31 May 2009), popularly known by her (one-time) name Madhavikutty and Kamala Das, was an Indian English poetess and at the same time 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, but also marked her as an iconoclast in her generation.
A biopic on her titled Aami is under production now. Manju Warrier portrays the lead role of Kamala Das. Kamal is the director.
On 1st February 2018, Google Doodle by celebrates the work Kamala Das left behind, which provides a window into the world of an engrossing woman.