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Psychic Striptease and Eroticism in Das Poetry


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Quest for love, or rather the failure to find emotional fulfillment through love, is the central theme of Kamala's poetry and her greatness as a love poet arises from the fact that her love-poetry is rooted in her own personal experiences. She does not advocate promiscuity, her love poetry merely voices her life long yearing for fulfillment through love. When she speaks of love outside marriage, she is not actually propagating adultery and infidelity, but merely searching for a relationship which gives both love and security. That is why, she sometimes gives a mythical framework to her search for true love, and identifies it with the Radha-Krishna myth or with Mira Bai's relinquishing of the ties of marriage in search of Lord Krishna.

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Quest For Love, Emotional Fulfillment, Mythical Framework, Adultery and Infidelity
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Arun Kumar Punyani
HCTM Technical Campus, Kaithal, India

Abstract


Quest for love, or rather the failure to find emotional fulfillment through love, is the central theme of Kamala's poetry and her greatness as a love poet arises from the fact that her love-poetry is rooted in her own personal experiences. She does not advocate promiscuity, her love poetry merely voices her life long yearing for fulfillment through love. When she speaks of love outside marriage, she is not actually propagating adultery and infidelity, but merely searching for a relationship which gives both love and security. That is why, she sometimes gives a mythical framework to her search for true love, and identifies it with the Radha-Krishna myth or with Mira Bai's relinquishing of the ties of marriage in search of Lord Krishna.

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Quest For Love, Emotional Fulfillment, Mythical Framework, Adultery and Infidelity

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