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International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 2(5), pp. 55 60, May, 2014

ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2014.019



Nissim Ezekiel: foreshadowing postmodernism


Raj Kumar Mishra


G. I. C. Sultanpur, Pin 228001. U.P. India. E-mail: rajkumarmishra1982@gmail.com .


Accepted 15 May 2014




Nissim Ezekiel despite being a Bene-Israel brought a new era in Indian Writing in English. He confidently carved safe and secure niche among Indian writers writing in English. He is designated variously as ‘harbinger of modernism’, ‘trend-setter’ etc. in India. He successfully identified himself with typical Indian thought pattern and culture. Generally Ezekielian scholars feel comfortable showing out modernist tendencies in his writings. But the matter of fact is that he was caught between modernism and postmodernism. On several occasions, he hinted upon his postmodern tending. The available literature on his poetry either focuses on the elements of love, sex, urbanity, irony, satire, or his indianness, perhaps none dared to look into his postmodern tending. My work might prove as a step ahead to the Ezekielian scholarship. My purpose in this paper is to shed sharp lights on the points where Ezekiel tends towards post-modernity.

Key Words: Modernism; postmodernism; post-modernity; urbanity; Ezekiel.





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