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How Far Indian Is The Indian English Poetry Of Nissim Ezekiel?

The quest for identity with which
Suffers it Nissim Ezekiel
With regard to the theme of Indianness,
How far Indian is Indian English poetry,
The poetry of Nissim Ezekiel?

Nisim as a poet, frankly speaking, is not
A poet of the country,
The villages where dwells in
The soul of India,

Nay of the rock-built temples.
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Friday, June 17, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: art
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