Monism Ezekiel was an Indian Jewish poet, playwright, editor and art critic.
Nissim Ezekiel - was born in India to an Indian Jewish family. He studied in Bombay and London.
He wrote eight collections of poetry and won the Akademi Award for a volume called 'Latter Day Psalms'. He was also a renowned playwright, art critic, lecturer and editor. He is credited with beginning the modernist movement in India and was one of India's best known poets.
Ten hoursof steady rain had driven himto crawl beneath a sack of rice. Parting with his poison flashof diabolic tail in the dark room he risked the rain again.
The peasants came like swarms of fliesand buzzed the name of God a hundred timesto paralyse the Evil One. With candles and with lanternsthrowing giant scorpion shadowson the mud-baked wallsthey searched for him: They clicked their tongues.
With every movement that the scorpion madehis poison moved in Mother's blood, they said. May he sit still, they said. May the sins of your previous birthbe burned away tonight, they said. May your suffering decreasethe misfortunes of your next birth, they said.
May the sum of all evilbalanced in this unreal worldagainst the sum of goodbecome diminished by your pain.
May the poison purify your fleshof desire, and your spirit of ambition,they said, and they sat aroundon the floor with my mother in the centre,the peace of understanding on each face. More candles, more lanterns, more neighbours,more insects, and the endless rain. My mother twisted through and through,groaning on a mat.
My father, sceptic, rationalist,trying every curse and blessing,powder, mixture, herb and hybrid. He even poured a little paraffinupon the bitten toe and out a match to it. I watched the flame feed on my mother.
I watched the holy man perform his rites.We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Nissim Ezekiel’s Night of the Scorpion: Summary & Analysis Nissim Ezekiel’s Night of the Scorpion is a strong yet simple statement on the power of self-effacing love.
Full to the brim with Indianness, it captures a well-detached black and white snapshot of Indian village life with all its superstitious simplicity. "Night Of The Scorpion Nissim Ezekiel" Essays and Research Papers Night Of The Scorpion Nissim Ezekiel Commentary on “ Night of the Scorpion ” by Nissim Ezequiel The poem “ Night of the Scorpion ” by Nissim Ezekiel is an account of how the poet remembers his mother being stung by a scorpion when he was young.
In a late night eight days after the cry out of witchcraft at the town of Salem, Massachusetts, there was a sudden shock silence in the low, dark and rather long common room of Proctor's house as Ezekiel Cheever, the new Clerk of the Court, and Marshal Herrick enter with the warrant for Elizabeth Proctor.
Lines from Nissim Ezekiel's poem, Night of the Scorpion', that reflect a truly Indian sensibility This poem can be called Indian not only in the sentiment but also in the jargon used.
Nissim Ezekiel and Night Of The Scorpion Night of the Scorpion is a poem that focuses on a single episode in the life of an Indian family. A scorpion has been forced by persistent rain to seek refuge inside, under a sack of rice.