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Ezekiel, Nissim (1924–2004) By Grover, Madhu

DOI: 10.4324/0123456789-REM1852-1
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Nissim Ezekiel was a poet, playwright, director of plays, university professor, art critic, literary editor, and reviewer. Born to academic Marathi-speaking, Jewish parents of the minority Bene-Israel persuasion, Ezekiel’s existence within cosmopolitan Mumbai (then Bombay) rendered complex his poetic sensibility. After a Bachelor’s degree in literature at Wilson College, Bombay, in 1947 and some political engagement with M.N. Roy’s Radical Democratic Party, he sailed to England for further studies in 1948. As a student of philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, he published his first volume of poetry, A Time to Change (1951).

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Grover, Madhu. "Ezekiel, Nissim (1924–2004)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 19 Jun. 2019 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/ezekiel-nissim-1924-2004. doi:10.4324/0123456789-REM1852-1

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