Ezekiel, Nissim

About Nissim Ezekiel

Obituary (The Guardian)

Haq, Kaiser. “Nissim Ezekiel.” South Asian Writers in English, Alam (ed.), 2006

Thirumalai, M. S. “Nissim Ezekiel Passes Away: A Tribute to a Great Modern Indian Poet.” Language in India, 2004

Daruwalla, Keki N. “Nissim Ezekiel: A Personal Memoir (1924-2004).” Indian Literature, 2004



Balaga, Venkataramana. “Exact Name - Nissim Ezekiel's Precise Image of Poetry for his Emotional Complex.” Indian Review of World Literature in English, vol. 11, no. 1, 2015

Mohanty, Niranjan. “Irony in the Poetry of Nissim Ezekiel.” World Literature Today, vol. 69, no. 1, 1995

Perry, John Oliver. “World Literature in Review: India.” World Literature Today, vol. 67, no 3, 1993

Dwivedi, A.N. “Modernity in Nissim Ezekiel's Poetry.” World Literature Today, vol. 66, no. 3, 1992

Rahman, Tariq. “World Literature in Review: Indian.” World Literature Today, vol. 65, no. 3, 1991

Perry, John Oliver. “World Literature in Review: India.” World Literature Today, vol. 64, no. 2, 1990

Couto, Maria. “Regional Flavours.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4563, 1990

Stevenson, Anne. “Multiple Allegiances.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4281, 1985



Pandeya, Prabhat Kumar. “Eros And Literature: Nissim Ezekiel in Conversation with Prabhat Kumar Pandeya.” Indian Literature, vol. 39, no. 3, 1996

Sreenivasan, S., and V. Rajakrishnan. “Interview with Nissim Ezekiel.” Journal of Literature and Aesthetics, vol. 4, no. 4, 1994

Birbalsingh, Frank. “Frank Birbalsingh Interviews Nissim Ezekiel.” Journal of South Asian Literature, vol. 22, no. 2, 1985

Beston, John B. “An Interview with Nissim Ezekiel.” World Literature Written in English, vol. 16, 1977

Kohli, Suresh. “Interview with Nissim Ezekiel.” Mahfil, vol. 8, no. 4, 1972



Chetri, Ashish. “'The Indian Landscape Sears My Eyes/I Have Become a Part of It': The Border Individual in the Poems of Nissim Ezekiel.” Border, Globalization and Identity, Das et al. (eds.), 2018

Krätli, Graziano. “Crossing Pints and Connecting Lines: Nissim Ezekiel and Dom Moraes in Bombay and Beyond.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol. 53, no. 1-2, 2017

Bhattacharya, Rima. “The Hybrid and Alienated Existence of Nissim Ezekiel.” South Asian Review, vol. 37, no. 2, 2016

Chaudhuri, Amit. “Nissim Ezekiel: Poet of a Minor Literature.” A History of Indian Poetry in English, Chaudhury (ed.), 2016

Jajodia, Sharmila. “Gandhian Philosophy in Nissim Ezekiel’s ‘The Patriot’.” Research Horizons, vol. 6, 2016

Bharucha, Nilufer E. “Recalling Nissim Ezekiel: A Poet of the Mind and Heart (1924-2004).” Marginalized: Indian Poetry in English, Agarwal (ed.), 2014

Dalal, Seema. “Love as the Subject Matter in the Poetry of Nissim Ezekiel.” Language in India, vol. 13, no. 8, 2013

Wesly, John, and N. D. R. Chandra. “Religious Strains in Nissim Ezekiel's Works.” ASEBL Journal, vol. 7, no. 1, 2011

Thorat, Sandeep K. “Characteristic Indian Attitudes in Nissim Ezekiel's Poetry.” Language in India, vol. 9, no. 6, 2009

Swann, Joseph. “Open Boundaries: Encountering Nissim Ezekiel and A. K. Ramanujan.” Translation of Cultures, Rüdiger and Gross (eds.), 2009

Paranjape, Makarand. “A Poetry of Proportions: Nissim Ezekiel's Quest for the Exact Name.” South Asian Review, vol. 26, no. 2, 2005

Singh, Mina Surjit. “Apart Yet a Part: Hybridity in the Poetry of Nissim Ezekeil [Ezekiel].” The Literary Criterion, vol. 40, no. 1, 2005



Poetry Collections

Collected Poems 1952-88 (1989)

Latter-Day Psalms (1982)

Hymns in Darkness (1976)

Snakeskin and Other Poems (1974)

The Exact Name (1965)

The Unfinished Man (1960)

The Third (1959)

Sixty Poems (1953)


Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Selected Prose (1992)

As editor: Another India: An Anthology of Contemporary Indian Fiction and Poetry (1992)

Our Cultural Dilemmas  (1982)

Naipaul’s India and Mine.” Journal of South Asian Literature, vol. 11, no. 3-4, 1976

As editor: Writing in India, Papers Read at the Conference (1965)

As editor: Writing in India. The Seventh P.E.N. All-India Writers' Conference, Lucknow, 1964. (1965)

As editor: Indian Writers in Conference:  The Sixth P.E.N. All-India Writer's Conference, Mysore, 1962 (1964)

Ezekiel, Nissim, and A.B. Shah: A New Look at Communism (1963)

Ezekiel, Nissim, and Rekha Menon: Cultural Profiles: Bombay – Poona (1961)

“The Folk Dances of India.” Times of India Annual, 1960



Don’t Call it Suicide: A Tragedy (1989)

Three Plays: Nalini, Marriage Poem, and The Sleepwalkers (1969)