If We Go Through The Poem We Will Get The Glimpse About South Asian Society And Their
Metropolitan Universiy, Sylhet
Subrata chandra mozumder
Writing Literary Essay and Composition
Batch: 19th The Poetry of Nissin Ezekiel: A Depiction of Indian Culture.
Nissim Ezekiel is the father of modern poetry who has depicted Indian culture through
his poetry as it is. He has tried to produce poem the way are held in situation and a very
common situation of life. When we read his poetry it seems like our poetry that has taken
from our origin.
Nissim was the first Indian poet to catch and voice these trends in his poetry. As a
modern poet in India, he started to voice his own thoughts and opinions, his own
experiences, which were the experiences of the every man..
In all his creative works he was very keen to select Indian situations and present them
with a purely Indian attitude. He was not for idealism and romanticism, the soft and
beautiful aspects of life. He highlighted the reality of Indian life with its bitterness
,hypocrisy and bits of sweetness through the lives of common people. The characters of
his poems are from different walks of life but without a bit of exaggeration. We feel and
experience the indianness and Indian culture, Indian temperament through each and every
character and situation in the poems.
If we go through the poems we will get the glimpse about south Asian society and
their cultures and politics. Nissim Ezekiel creates an authentic flavor of India by his use
of Indian English. The indan flavor has created by stressing various mistakes which
Indians commit in their use of english. Nissim Ezekiels is entirely Indian not only in
sensibility but also in proper use of Indian attitudes. In the “ Very Indian Poem in Indian
English” the common mistakes committed by Indians in using English and other
Indianisms are freely employed to create the typical flavor with an artistic purpose in a