The Hindu Human psychology was her forte
Can a single novel become the calling card of a writer, who churned out hundreds of short stories, wrote several novels and edited a magazine apart from assisting her film-writer-husband? Kamala Sadagopan donned all these hats with deceptive ease, surmounting hurdles and challenges.
Kamala’s ‘Kadhavu,’ a social novel serialised in Kalaimagal dealt with family relationships that a new bride inherits. Many spoke of changed hearts and salvaged marriages after reading the novel. Along with ‘Kadavu,’ her ‘Padigal’ and ‘Varisu’ were prescribed novels for university students, for the content of values and understanding of human psychology. Always taking up the cudgels for the underdog, her solutions were simple. Many student submitted theses on her novels.