She is a saint and a poet whose Vakhs are sung by almost every women in Kashmir and through Lal Ded Kashmiri languge has got a chance to survive. All her life passed into a legend and along with her verses became a part of local storytelling and oral performance tradition, handed down from generation to generation. Lal Ded was the leading poetess of 14th century. She was born in and died in
Anne Bradstreet, however, believed that women should be recognized and accepted as intelligent individuals with their own similar, strong opinions. Anne Bradstreet has changed her tone from one poem to another, to emphasize on how the Puritans used to portray women. The aim of this paper is to explore the voices of these three women poets against the patriarchy. For this, the paper shall closely observe a few of their works and see, how their ideology of self-determination sets them apart not only from the women of their times, but also many women of contemporary times. The poems gave people an outlook on what women were only able to do while men had plenty of opportunities.
Search for Identity in the Poetry of Modern Indo-English Women Poets
Lalleshwari, locally popular as Lal Ded, was a Kashmiri mystic of the early medieval period, renowned for her devotional lyrical verse. Her spiritualist compositions, musings, methods and practices were universal, holistic and transcendental in appeal, and thus inspired Hindus and Muslims alike. She managed to express insight in brevity, simplicity and above all, encompassive generality, surpassing most of her comparatively narrow-minded contemporaries. She emphasised sentimental abstraction and was a pioneering, vocal critic of superficialities as idolatry. She was instrumental to the body of vernacular mysticism in the region, and a harmonising influence and crucial link between traditional mysticism, the popular Bhakti movement and Sufism.
Though He has neither colour nor form, Yet I am caught in His wondrous forms. In the wake of the 14th century , Kashmir was an extraordinary place, at the crossroads of major religious influences: Kashmir Shaivism, Buddhism, Islam through the rise of Sufism, not forgetting the Vedantic tradition in place for centuries. Great political changes were taking place as the first Muslim rulers came into power.