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1. The other post-Independence Indo-Anglian poets whose work is of considerable literary value and whose names immediately come to mind are A. K. Ramanujan, R. Parthasarathy, K. N. Daruwalla, Kamala Das, Adil Jussawatia, and Gauri Deshpande. Their art stems from the modern Indian social and cultural context, and they represent, with varying degrees of success, a truly Indian sensibility, without losing the universal or generic character of their creative experience.
2. "Poet, Lover, Birdwatcher," in The Exact Name.
3. Chetan Karnani, Nissim Ezekiel (New Delhi: Arnold Heinemann Publishers, 1974), p. 169.
4. "Love Poem," in The Exact Name.
5. "Poetry," in A Time To Change,
6. "In Retrospect," in The Exact Name.
7. "Morning Prayer," in The Unfinished Man.
8. The Poetry of Nissim Esekiel (Calcutta: Writers Workshop, 1966), p. 6.
9. "Post-Independence Indian Poetry in English," Quest, 49 (Spring 1966), p. 30.
10. "Jamini Roy," in The Unfi nished Man.
11. For a detailed treatment of these assumptions, see my article,
'"That message from another shore': The Esthetic Vision of Nissim Ezekiel," Mahfit: A Quarterly of South Asian Literature, VIII, 4 (Winter 1972), ppo 17-28,
12. In post-Independence Indo-Anglian drama, Nissim Ezekiel*s name
ranks among some of the first-rate playwrights, particularly, Asif Currimbhoy, Pratap Sharma, Gurucharan Das, G, V. Desani, and Gieve Patelo