Nissim Ezekiel

– Binding : Paperback
– ISBN13 : 9789385665493
– Language : English
– Publication Year : 2016
– Author: R Raj Rao
– Product Code: VPG16099


Nissim Ezekiel is regarded as the father of modern Indian English poetry, and the founder of the Bombay school of poetry. In this meticulously researched biography, R. Raj Rao traces the development of Ezekiel’s poetry and life against the background of the intellectual, cultural and political climate in India—from the 1930s to the end of the 20th century. The last section of the book deals with Ezekiel’s increasing loneliness and his inability to recognize old friends, and finally being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1998. Drawing on previously unpublished letters, poems and essays, as well as discussions with the poet and interviews with friends and peers, Rao examines the desires and realities of Ezekiel’s life. Rao also provides detailed analyses of Ezekiel’s poems. Scholarly, exhaustive and provocative, this is the definitive biography of one of  India’s foremost poets.

R. Raj Rao is a well-established name when one talks about Queer Literature in India. He has recently begun writing fiction under the new pen-name of Raja Rao Jr. Rao is violently opposed to censorship and self-censorship; the stories in this volume reveal his conviction. These stories are at once political and artistic. R. Raj Rao is the author of over a dozen books of fiction, poetry, plays, nonfiction and translation, all published by India’s top publishers. However, he says that his USP is that he has never won, and never will win a literary prize because of his radical aesthetics. He is an Emeritus professor today and has been a visiting writer and professor in the U.S.A., U.K., Canada and Germany.

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