I came upon this only today. It holds a aprticular interest for me as Iwas born in India-Calcutta- my maternal great grand-mother was Indian and my late Mother's last husband is an Indian. So I have had many Indian friends over the years. Howevr none of them ever spoke of Kamala Das, who seems such a fascinating woman. I must read this intriguing book. However, i also wonder if it is easy to find translations of Kamala Das own writings? I'm pleased to have discovered this review in Rover.