Dr. Mirza Sibtain Beg
Dept. of English
Shia P. G. College, Lucknow, U. P. INDIA.
Nissim Ezekiel is considered to be the founder of the modernist trend of Indian English poetry. Like an avid and ardent Postcolonial poet, he has profound penchant and proclivity towards his native country, its traditions, conventions, those theories, texts, political leanings and modes of activism that resists the structural inequalities and endorses social justice. Colonialism means the marginalisation or extinction of culture, and in the mainstay of post-colonialism several cultures are compatible with new world culture, which is called hybridity. His poetry unravels many traits of post-colonialism as haunting past, cultural hybridity, nativism, sense of alienation search for roots and identity.
The paper, however, explores various cardinal characteristics of postcolonial theories, cultural activities and practices that his poetry discern vehemently and vigorously.
Keywords: Colonialism, Post-colonialism, myth, identity, cultural hybridity, globalisation.