Suraiya (aka Kamala Das), besides being one of India’s
best-known English poets, is the most famous writer
of short stories in Malayalam. [She is better known
to Keralites as Madhavikutty.]
1984, she was short-listed for the Nobel Prize for Literature
along with Marguerite Yourcenar, Doris Lessing and Nadine
shot Suraiya with a Leica M7 fitted with 90mm Summicron.