Author

Adil Jussawalla

Indian poet, magazine editor and translator

1940   -  

country of citizenship: India
language of expression: English
educated at: International Writing Program
occupation: editor, poet
award received: Sahitya Akademi Award

Adil Jehangir Jussawalla (born 8 April 1940, Mumbai) is an Indian poet, magazine editor and translator. He has written two books of poetry, 'Land's End' and 'Missing Person'. Sea Breeze, Bombay is a fine, city poem by this poet. It is actually a response to the historical incident of partition in the year 1947 according_to the poet Bombay is a 'Sarrogate City'. It provided shelter to numerous refugees after partition there were many riots in India. Thousands of people were killed and many people became homeless. The city Bombay acted as a substitute or surrogate mother to all refugees. In the poem 'Sea Breeze BOMbay' the poet presents a picture of the suffering of the refugees. These people from the north got relief in the worst heat. In the city many communities were reformed. In the hot sun a cool breeze gives pleasant, soothing experience. In the same way, the city Bombay also provided pleasant experience to all the refugees.
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