Pain and Pleasure in Kamala Das’ My Story

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Jay Prakash
Dr. Ram Prakash Pradhan


Pain and Pleasure are the two psychological terms, used in English language and literature to show or describe the state of human mind with the perception of occurring incidents in their lives. In the relation of meaning, both of the terms are adversative adjectives to each other but both have the most important elements in the existence of human beings in the absence of each other. Pain describes the dark side of life or mental the state of human sufferings while pleasure is expressed during the mental state of joy and entertainment or light side of the life. Both of the terms have been well expressed in the autobiographical work of Kamala Das, My Story published in February 1973. This paper is going to explore the human state of mind in the most autobiographical work of Kamala Das, the female Keats and Lawrence of Indian English literature.


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Jay Prakash, and Dr. Ram Prakash Pradhan. “Pain and Pleasure in Kamala Das’ My Story”. The Creative Launcher, vol. 6, no. 1, Apr. 2021, pp. 117-26, doi:10.53032/TCL.2021.6.1.13.


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