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Nissim Ezekiel (1924-2004)

Nissim Ezekiel is one such poet who suffered the alienation feeling most,
Some sort of rootlessness and uneasiness in being here
And the nativity question baffled him
As for to be called Indian
And he was not,
Indian in sentiment, feeling and emotion,
Thought, culture and tradition racially,
As his mind dwelt it afar,
Indian philosophy, spirituality, morality and ethics
Never lured him, lured him

So with its Vedism, Upanishadism and Puranism,
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