Like the aloes , they are members of the subfamily Asphodeloideae and they generally resemble miniature aloes, except in their flowers, which are distinctive in appearance. They are popular garden and container plants. The plants can grow solitary or can be clump-forming. Many species have firm, tough, fleshy leaves, usually dark green in colour, whereas others are softer and contain leaf windows with translucent panels through which sunlight can reach internal photosynthetic tissues.
Das was part of a generation of Indian writers whose work centred on personal rather than colonial experiences, and her short stories, poetry , memoirs, and essays brought her respect and notoriety in equal measures. Das wrote both in English mostly poetry and, under the pen name Madhavikutty, in the Malayalam language of southern India. Das was born into a high-status family. Her mother, Nalapat Balamani Amma, was a well-known poet, and her father, V. Nair , was an automobile company executive and a journalist. She grew up in what is now Kerala and in Calcutta now Kolkata , where her father worked. She began writing poetry when she was a child.
We are currently accepting applications for our Black Voices in the Public Sphere fellowship, submissions to our poetry and fiction contests paid and free , and nonfiction pitches and submissions. Please read descriptions for the individual categories very carefully, and note that free global and hardship entries to our contests must be entered using those specific forms, which close a month earlier May 31 than the forms for paid contest submissions June Boston Review is now accepting applications for the Black Voices in the Public Sphere Fellowship, created to prepare and support the next generation of Black journalists, editors, and publishers.
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