This Day in Jewish History 2004: An Indian Poet, Who Stayed in India When His People Went, Dies

Nissim Ezekiel, member of the Bene Israel, actively decided to keep India as his homeland but to write in English.

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On January 9, 2004, the Jewish English-language Indian poet Nissim Ezekiel died at 79. Ezekiel was a minority of a minority of a minority. A member of India’s tiny Bene Israel community, he was one of the few...