Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2015)
Subjective Identity: A Study of Kamala Das’s My Story
Author(s): Anshu Sailpar
Abstract: Identity is the projection of the ‘self’. Self-image molds and transforms self-identity. The urge to identity with the present stimulates one in the quest for identity, which operates at public and private levels. The nature and knowledge of self-identity is reflected in all sincere memory statements which are also the autobiographical statements. Self-identity is self-knowledge. Identity in general is taken to be a relation between a thing which is known to exist at one time, and a thing which is known to have existed in another time. Identity is something intrinsic and can be known only by one’s being conscious of it, or by sensing one’s identity with a past self. Memory gives the sense of identity which can be written in the autobiographical form. The present paper aims at the exploration of subjective identity of Kamala Das’s autobiography My Story.